China has one of the oldest cultures on Earth, so perhaps we should
not be surprised to find traces of the Bible, even in this now-Communist
land. Older Chinese pictographs
have been demonstrated to show some elements of Genesis, and an ancient
artifact from Sanxingdui may have some correlation to Genesis as well.
|Adam and Eve by Raphael|
In 1986, workers from a brickyard near Guanghan, China, were digging for clay in the countryside when they discovered various pieces of bronze. They contacted the authorities, and archaeologists from Huaxi University in Chengdu came and excavated two different pits that were filled with outstanding artefacts of the Sanxingdui People. These archaeological efforts followed earlier excavations in the area dating back to 1929. From these two pits nearly 1,000 artefacts were recovered, including objects made of jade, bronze, gold, ivory, pottery, marble and implements of bone.To read the entire article, click on "The Bronze Tree of Sanxingdui — the oldest man-made Genesis artefact?"
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The archaeologists also recovered pieces of a tall bronze tree, which they cleaned and reassembled. As with most archaeological discoveries, there is little debate about what has been found. However, there is great debate about the meanings that are attached to the items recovered and their implications. In particular, “The meaning of the tree has been the subject of disagreement”.