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1,800 yr old family tombs yield precious relics

2012-04-17 11:16       Web Editor: Xu Rui comment
One of the ancient tombs in a cross shape

One of the ancient tombs in a cross shape

Nanchang (CNS) -- More than 100 pieces of gold and silver ware, porcelain, and ceramics were excavated from seven tombs built about 1800 years ago (mid to late Eastern Han Dynasty), the Jiangxi provincial cultural relic institute told CNS on Monday.

The tomb cluster is a family graveyard discovered 150 meters south of Ziran Village in Shanggao Township on the last day of 2011.

The abundant precious relics from the March unearthing will make a valuable supplement to the current collection of China's contemporary relics, commented its Deputy Director Wang Shanghai.

It is a new evidence for the Chinese traditional practice of tribe interment, Wang added.


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