Recently, a large number of ancient coins were found on the beach of the Weishi section of the Jialu River in Kaifeng, Henan Province, causing many nearby villagers to come to the beach for “gold panning”.
At the “treasure hunt” site, villagers carried various tools such as hoes, shovels, and metal detectors to find gold coins.
Mr. Lin, a villager who lives nearby, said that on the afternoon of the 8th, he saw some ancient coins on the beach at the gate of his family in the WeChat group, as well as a sunken ship in the Song Dynasty. He brought his children to the scene out of curiosity.
On the river beach, some villagers touch the river beach with their bare feet, and some villagers use tools to dig in the soil.
The villagers said that the surface of some of the ancient coins has been corroded, and some ancient coins still have a “dragon”-shaped engraving.
It is understood that the flood season is approaching, and the Weishi section of the Jialu River is undergoing river reconstruction projects.
The on-site construction party told reporters that few villagers usually go to the beach to play. On the afternoon of the 8th, a large number of people suddenly gathered, which seriously affected the on-site construction. “We are working here every day, and we have not found the Song Dynasty shipwrecks and other cultural relics mentioned on the Internet. “
At about 5 pm that day, the local police blocked the scene and dispersed the villagers who came to dig treasures to go home.
The person in charge of the Weishi County Cultural Relics Protection and Management Office told the reporter that after receiving the call from the public security department, the relevant staff rushed to the scene to investigate and did not find any clues about the sunken ship in the Song Dynasty at the site. For other ancient coins and other cultural relics, the staff needs to further identify.
The person in charge appealed that according to the provisions of the Cultural Relics Protection and Management Law, any cultural relics in our country belong to the state, so citizens who discover cultural relics should turn them over to the police station in their jurisdiction in time.
If a citizen is found to have hidden cultural relics, they will be recovered and fined accordingly.