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Ancient tomb discovered in Kuqa county, Xinjiang
From:China Daily  Writer:  Date:2016-11-18
An ancient tomb has been discovered at a construction site in Kuqa county in Aksu prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Nov 2, 2016.

A preliminary excavation earlier this month, revealed a small tomb with a dome structure and a south-facing entrance.

Archeologists excavate an ancient tomb at a construction site in Kuqa county in Aksu prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Nov 2, 2016. [Photo/VCG]


Black bricks are the major building material used to construct the ancient tomb. [Photo/VCG]

The tomb has been constructed using black bricks and is 2.3 meters in height and 2.2 meters across.

Small fragments of pottery and bones have also been unearthed.


Archeologists excavate an ancient tomb at a construction site in Kuqa county in Aksu prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Nov 2, 2016. [Photo/VCG]


The ancient tomb is revealed to be a dome-shaped structure with a south-facing entrance. [Photo/VCG]

So far, the owner of the tomb has not been identified.

Based on the evidence gathered so far, archeologists believe the tomb may date back to the Northern Song Dynasty.


 
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