Unearthed Chinese well in Hong Kong to be disassembled and relocated

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The future To Kwa Wan station, where archaeological remnants have been found. Source: South China Morning Post: 20141206

The ancient Chinese well uncovered during construction of an underground subway system in Hong Kong will be dismantled and moved to a nearby location, it has been decided. The discovery of archaeological remains during the construction of this line has been contentious, pitting heritage advocates against the the construction of the already-delayed line.

The future To Kwa Wan station, where archaeological remnants have been found. Source: South China Morning Post: 20141206

The future To Kwa Wan station, where archaeological remnants have been found. Source: South China Morning Post: 20141206

Preserved relics at future To Kwa Wan station ‘should tell story’
South China Morning Post, 06 December 2014

HK$10 million to be spent removing ancient well from future MTR station
South China Morning Post, 09 December 2014

Antiquities board chairman backs public access to MTR station relics
South China Morning Post, 09 December 2014
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Preserving Hong Kong’s subway archaeological sites will cost up to $700,000 more

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Source: South China Morning Post 20141121

But it looks like the government is leaning towards the cheapest option, which is to move the wells to another place.

Source: South China Morning Post 20141121

Source: South China Morning Post 20141121

Medieval well may be moved from To Kwa Wan station construction site
South China Morning Post, 23 November 2014

Saving ancient wells: money down the drain? [Link no longer active]
The Standard, 21 November 2014

MTR redesign in HK$4.1 billion plan to display relics at rail link
South China Morning Post, 21 November 2014

Let’s be less dogmatic on relics in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, 21 November 2014
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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