Horse bones and old stones

Horse bones and old stones

China Abroad After we visited the middle schools, we took a trip to Linzi where we would see ancient ruins. These ruins were apparently discovered when the city went to build a bridge in that area.

They found the ruins, preserved them, built a bridge over them instead and turned it into a historical site. It was a really beautiful area. There were tall steps up to the entrance of the ruins that overlooked a beautiful lake.

You could also see many farmers laying grain on the pavement of the road that led to the ruins. They evidently lay it there to dry before it goes into an intensive washing process. It was interesting to see.

We were also told the area was the birthplace of soccer. That was really exciting to me.

I wanted to know morem, but unfortunately it really wasn't touched on that much. I did see an old soccer ball on display though.

We entered the museum and started walking about. There were a lot of exhibits about carriages and how battles were conducted in the past.

Many of the carriages were elaborately designed and very large. I don't think all of them were necessarily for battle, but many of them certainly were.

We walked around three floors or so of the museum seeing different exhibits until it was time to go into the basement (lower level), where the ruins were.

We walked down there and looked around at all the ruins of horses and carriages. It was as if they were all laid down there after a battle had taken place.

There were evidently no human bodies found though. Perhaps the human bodies were brought back to their families or moved elsewhere for proper burial. It seemed that there was a lot of mystery about the place though.

No record of the events that happened there existed, so only speculation has explained it. I guess it's up to our imaginations to guess what really happened there.

    — Dan Copes, a junior health sciences major