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2,300-year-old ancient tomb discovered in C China's Hubei
From:China Daily  Writer:  Date:2017-01-13
Bronze and porcelain are among the items unearthed in an ancient tomb that had recently been discovered along the Jingmen section of the Menghua Railway in Central China's Hubei province.


Archaeologists work at the site of an ancient tomb in Jingmen, Central China's Hubei province. Jan 5, 2017. [Photo by Sanmao/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]


Ceramic wares are unearthed from the ancient tomb in Jingmen, Central China's Hubei province. Jan 5, 2017. [Photo by Sanmao/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]


Archaeologists put a piece of bronze ware unearthed from the ancient tomb into a plastic bag for protection and further research, Jan 5, 2017. [Photo by Sanmao/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]



An overview shows the ancient tomb in Jingmen, Central China's Hubei province. Jan 5, 2017. [Photo by Sanmao/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Based on evidence gathered, archaeologists were able to conclude that the tomb could date back about 2,300 years to the late Warring States Period (475-221 BC) and early Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) 
 


Archaeologists work at the site of an ancient tomb in Jingmen, Central China's Hubei province. Jan 5, 2017. [Photo by Sanmao/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]


Archaeologists work at the site of ancient tomb in Jingmen, Central China's Hubei province. Jan 5, 2017. [Photo by Sanmao/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Archaeologists said that the tomb may provide solid evidence to study the transition of the social and natural environment in the area.


 
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