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Monday, April 16, 2012
China: 1,800-Year-Old Tombs Found
Beijing, Apr 16.- Archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of a group of 1,800-year-old tombs in the southeastern province of Jiangxi, a finding that will allow experts to learn more about China's traditional funerary culture.
It is believed that the seven tombs belong to a family of the Han Dynasty of the east (24-200), as their order, styles and contents are identical, said Wang Shanghai, deputy director of the Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology.
The graves were found by local farmers on a hill in Lingli, a village in the city of Sixi, in the district of Shanggao, while they were working the land in early March, Wang said, quoted by local media.
During the excavation works, conducted in collaboration with the Museum of Shanggao, the experts have recovered more than 100 pieces of pottery and porcelain, as well as silver and gold rings, among other objects, according to reports. (Prensa Latina).