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17 ancient tombs found in Sichuan
From:  Writer:  Date:2011-04-18

 

Archeologists in Southwest China's Sichuan Province have found 17 ancient tombs in a community on the outskirts of Chengdu but are yet to confirm the occupants' identities.

The tombs were unearthed in Huayang Community, Shuangliu County, early in February, said a statement from the Chengdu municipal institute of archeology Tuesday.

Two of the tombs dated back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD) and contained wood coffins.

Nine tombs found were built of brick and stone during the Eastern Han Dynasty (24-220 AD), and the other six dated back to the Song Dynasty, about 1,000 years ago.

Among the Song Dynasty tombs were two-chamber tombs, in which men were buried with wives or concubines.

Archeologists also unearthed stoves, kitchen utensils, coins, and a group of terracotta dancers, servants, cooks and warriors from the tombs.

Source: Global Times

 

 
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