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Remains of Roads and Wheels’ Tracks

South to the east end of the South Street in West Market, the archaeologists discovered three layers of the roads’ surface. The surface of the third layer was 1.8-2.7m under the surface belonged to the Grand Tang Dynasty. The roadbed was filled with cobblestones and became very solid after pounding. The width of the road was 16-18m, and the road for horses and carriages along the market is 14m. On both sides of the road, there was a 0.3m wide gutter and a 1m wide pavement outward. There were several wheels’ tracks discovered on the road which is about 1.3m in width. The solid road and crowd tracks were the witness of the busy traffic and the prosperous West Market.