05:49 GMT01 August 2021
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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.

    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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