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Chongqing unearths 27 ancient tombs
From:China Daily  Writer:  Date:2017-10-31
Twenty-seven ancient tombs have been unearthed in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing, during a three-month excavation covering an area of 1,600 square meters.


An aerial view of the ancient tombs in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing. [Photo/Chinanews.com]


Unearthed tombs are being studied in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

These single-chamber, double-chamber or multi-chamber tombs were built in the Song, Ming and Qing dynasties. In particular, the unearthed Song Dynasty tomb has typical features of exquisite sculpture. Unearthed relics include pottery, porcelain and bronze coins totaling 38 pieces.


Floral carvings are seen in a stone niche unearthed at an ancient tomb in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing. [Photo/Chinanews.com].


A stone carving in one of the ancient tombs in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing, features a Chinese dragon. [Photo/Chinanews.com]


A porcelain plate was found among the artifacts at an ancient tomb in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing. [Photo/Chinanews.com].

According to an archaeologist, the 27 tombs can supplement inadequate information about tombs and further research on the history of Zhong county.


 
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