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Archaeologists in northwest China excavated a 3,000-year-old altar used to worship the sun.
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A massive, intact ancient altar that was used to worship the sun was uncovered in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Archaeologists were able to date the structure to 3,000 years ago and view it as evidence of how people in the region have worshiped the sky and the sun. The altar sits along the path of the Silk Road, an ancient network of trade routes that connected Asia and Europe. Its construction is similar to the heaven-worshiping altars built by the dynasties that once ruled the central plains of China. Archaeologists hope to study the altar further to learn more about the history of central plain

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