Hong Kong MTR excavations could reveal Song Dynasty past

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Excavation of wells in Hong Kong MTR sites. Source: South China Morning Post, 20140602

The remains of buildings found in Hong Kong during the construction of the MTR lines may hint at links to the Song Dynasty. There is some concern that not enough is being done to preserve these archaeological remains.

Excavation of wells in Hong Kong MTR sites. Source: South China Morning Post, 20140602

Excavation of wells in Hong Kong MTR sites. Source: South China Morning Post, 20140602

Antiquities Board urges MTR to protect ancient relics
The Standard, 29 May 2014

Excavation at MTR site could help prove Song dynasty’s links to Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, 02 June 2014
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Fate of Song Dynasty finds in Hong Kong still in the air

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Source: South China Morning Post, 20140516

The lead archaeologist of the excavation at the Sha Tin rail link excavation in Hong Kong stops short of giving a recommendation on the final fate of the Song Dynasty finds.

Source: South China Morning Post, 20140516

Source: South China Morning Post, 20140516

Fate of relics and Sha Tin rail link left open
South China Morning Post, 16 May 2014
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Debate over Song Dynasty finds along Hong Kong subway line

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The archaeological finds dating to the Song Dynasty found while building an MTR station in Hong Kong has delayed construction, and archaeology groups are raising the possibility of an archaeological museum to be integrated into the station.

Hong Kong MTR station to be turned into an archaeological museum?
China Topix, 06 May 2014

Archaeological works closely scrutinised
News.gov.hk, 02 May 2014