Twenty-five tombs spanning from Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC) to Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) were found during an excavation at Xintang county in Guangzhou of Guangdong province.
Twenty-five tombs spanning from Shang Dynasty to Ming Dynasty are found during an excavation at Xintang county in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. [Photo/IC]
A view of the tombs discovered at Xintang county in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. [Photo/IC]
The findings included three tombs from Shang Dynasty, one pit tomb from the late Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD), 19 brick-chambered tombs from Jin (265-420) and Southern Dynasties (420-589), one pit tomb from Tang Dynasty (618-907) and one tomb from Ming Dynasty.
The archaeological team excavates at the site at Xintang county, Guangzhou, Guangdong province, Dec 9, 2016. [Photo/IC]
The archaeological site is located at Longjingshan and Zongzaigang, which is in Zengcheng Economic and Technological Development District's Xintang county, and 36 kilometers away from urban Guangzhou. A total area of 66,000 square meters was under excavation.
Zhu Hairen, head of the archaeological team said these tombs have special features compared with tombs from Six Dynasties (222–589) in Guangzhou ancient town, which are rare to find in excavations in Guangzhou.