China News Service, Anyang, July 22 (Reporter Han Zhangyun) The reporter learned on the morning of the 22nd from the Yinxu Scenic Area, a World Cultural Heritage Site in Anyang, Henan, that due to heavy rainfall, the open-air site of Yinxu Scenic Area was flooded with more water, and the duplicate rammed earth layer was washed away. Water seepage in some houses in the scenic area.

However, the Yinxu Scenic Area has a relatively high overall terrain, and the ruins and cultural relics are currently relatively safe.

  The Henan Meteorological Observatory continued to issue a red warning of rainstorms at 11 o'clock on the 22nd. The rainstorms were mainly concentrated in Anyang, Jiaozuo, Xinxiang, Hebi and other areas in northern Henan.

The forecast said that in the next three hours, the precipitation in the western part of Hebi, Anyang and Xinxiang and the northern part of Jiaozuo will continue, and the accumulated precipitation will reach more than 100 millimeters.

Among them, Anyang has upgraded the flood control emergency response level to Level I at 18:30 on the 21st.

The picture shows the staff plugging sandbags at the entrance of the buildings in the Yinxu Scenic Area.

Photo courtesy of Yinxu Scenic Area

  Yin Ruins is the capital of the late Shang Dynasty in China. It is also the first ancient capital site in Chinese history that can be documented and confirmed by oracle bone inscriptions and archaeological excavations. It has a history of 3,300 years.

In 2006, Yin Ruins were listed as a world cultural heritage.

The picture shows the staff transporting flood control materials in the Yinxu Scenic Area.

Photo courtesy of Yinxu Scenic Area

  On the morning of the 22nd, there was heavy rain in Anyang City. At 11 o'clock, the reporter contacted Zhang Xin, the person in charge of flood control in Yinxu Scenic Area, and learned that the current rainfall in Yinxu Scenic Area is very heavy. The soil layer has been eroded seriously, and the staff are currently using pumping equipment to drain water.

In addition, some houses in the scenic area have water seepage.

The picture shows that the open-air ruins in the Yinxu scenic area have flooded due to heavy rainfall.

Photo courtesy of Yinxu Scenic Area

  Zhang Xin also introduced that the current Anyang Yinxu World Cultural Heritage Protection and Management Committee has also sent a team of more than 20 people to participate in the flood prevention work of the Yinxu scenic spot.

The picture shows that the roofs of buildings in Yinxu Scenic Area have been covered with plastic film to prevent rain.

Photo courtesy of Yinxu Scenic Area

  Affected by heavy rainfall, the Yinxu Scenic Area in Anyang was temporarily closed to the public from July 21. The staff in the scenic area ensured the safety of Yinxu cultural relics by covering the roof with plastic film and sealing sandbags at the entrance of the building.

  Zhang Xin also emphasized that although most of the Yinxu scenic spots are open-air sites, due to the relatively high overall geographic location of the scenic area, the current scenic sites and cultural relics are relatively safe.