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Sharp & Shiny: 2,300-Year-Old Sword Unearthed in Central China

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Chinese archaeologists have unearthed a sword believed to be more than 2,300 years old. The amazing discovery was made in an ancient tomb in Xinyang city, central China's Henan Province.

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The sword is thought to come from the time of the Warring States, which was a period of 250 years between 475 BC and 221BC which saw numerous fierce wars fought between the eight states of the Zhou Dynasty.

In a video published by China Radio International (CRI), the  millennia-old weapon looks sharp and is still glistening as an archaeologist pulls it from its sheath.

Following a series of tests the artifact is likely to be put on display at a national museum.

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