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