Linzi (臨淄) was the capital of Qi from
859 BCto 221 BCduring the Spring and Autumn Periodand Warring States Periodin China. The ruins of the city lie in modern day Linzi District, Shandong, China. The city was one of the largest and richest during the Spring and Autumn Period. It was conquered by Qin in 221 BC. The ruins of the ancient city were excavated in 1926 by Japanese archaeologists and in 1964 by Chinese archaeologists.
Linzi covered an area of around 20 km². The city was built between two parallel rivers that ran north-south, the Zi River to its east and the old course of the Xi River to its west.
The city was surrounded by a 14 km perimeter of
rammed earthwall. The city consisted of an outer city and an inner city. The outer city wall reached a maximum of 43 meters in base width, averaging between 20 to 30 meters in width. The inner city wall reached a maximum of 60 meters in base width. The city had a sewerand water works system.
The palace was located in the inner city, located in the southwestern corner of Linzi. A large rammed earth platform was found inside the inner zcity, commonly referred to as the Duke Huan platform. The remains of the platform measures at 86 by 70 meters and is 14 meters high.
The ruins of the city are surrounded by over 100
tumulus, some as far as 10 km away. Many of the tombs around Linzi had been looted in antiquity. Over 600 horses were sacrificed in two rows, found in a tomb pit, near what is considered the tomb of Duke Jing of Qi. The sacrificial horse pit is now the site of a museum, the Museum of the State of Qi.
* Allan, Sarah (ed), "The Formation of Chinese Civilization: An Archaeological Perspective", ISBN 0-300-09382-9
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