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5,100-year-old Hydraulic System Found in China is the Oldest in the World

December 6, 2017 - General
A Liangzhu period structure of the Meirendi bank with wooden planks still standing upright.

Four years of excavations have unearthed an immense water engineering project created in China about 5,100 years ago. This predates the oldest known comparable system; which is from Mesopotamia and dates to around 4,900 years ago.


Source: origins

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