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In China, found the monolith of "five virtues"

April 26 2007
06:42

In central China's Henan Province, made a unique archaeological find: a huge jade monolith, weighing about 4 tons. The depth of this artifact was 120 meters.

Finding a lump in height 1,5 m, thickness 1.3 m and a width of 1.2 meters. On the surface of stone shimmer shades of green, white, red and black colors.

Since ancient times in China, jade was attributed five virtues, five of the spiritual qualities of man: a soft brilliance - of kindness, strength - moderation and justice, melodic sound - the knowledge of science, rigidity and immutability - clean. Same value of jade in ancient China was so great that coins were made from it.

According to experts, these monoliths are very rare, reports Xinhua.

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