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Satellites show agricultural activity in ancient city

Beijing, China: Using remote sensing techniques, archelogists in China have revealed that the ancient city of Loulan once had highly developed agricultural system.
Scientists from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences conducted extensive research in the area and concluded that there were once large tracts of farmlands in Loulan.
The farmland featured regular and straight circumferences stretching for 200 to 1,000 meters as well as irrigation ditches running throughout, said Qin Xiaoguang, a member of the research team.
Moreover, researchers found grain particles in the area’s ground surface, which are very likely to be remains of crop plants, Qin said.These findings show that irrigation farming had been practiced in Loulan for at least 100 years, Qin said.
Source: Xinhua