Royal Zhou Chariot Pits
Luoyang became the capital of the Eastern Zhou in 771 BC, when the beleaguered Ping Wang relocated his capital eastwards from Xi'an to the "sunny side" - yang, the north bank - of the Luo river. In 2002, archaeologists found a number of Eastern Zhou chariot pits on the east side of the ancient city. The most exciting of these finds was the burial of a chariot, presumed royal, that was pulled by six horses. An impressive modern reconstruction is seen here.