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Wed May 15, 2019, 03:49 AM

160 ancient tombs discovered in central China


Xinhua, May 15, 2019

Archaeologists in central China's Henan Province have discovered 160 ancient tombs.

The tombs are believed to have been built during the Han Dynasty (202 B.C.-220 A.D.). More than 1,000 cultural relics were unearthed from the tombs, including bronzeware, ironware and pottery. Many ancient coins were also discovered.

Despite the abundance of discoveries, archaeologists said that the tombs belonged to civilians rather than royal families.

"Not far from the tombs is an ancient town, which may prove that the people buried here were residents of the town," said Gao Zanling with the city cultural relic institute of Zhengzhou, the provincial capital.

More:
http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2019-05/15/content_74785433.htm

Please see the following link for images of Henan Province. Amazing.

https://tinyurl.com/y6e9maqz

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Wed May 15, 2019, 03:51 AM

1. Han Dynasty Cemetery Found in Central China



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

ZHENGZHOU, CHINA—Xinhua reports that 160 tombs dating to the Han Dynasty (202 B.C.–A.D. 220) were discovered in Zhengzhou, a city in central China’s Henan Province. Not many artifacts dating to the Han Dynasty have been found during previous excavations in the city, but more than 1,000 objects, including bronzes, ironware, pottery, and coins, have been recovered from the tombs. “Not far from the tombs is an ancient town, which may prove that the people buried here were residents of the town,” explained Gao Zanling of Zhengzhou’s Cultural Relic Institute. To read more about artifacts from the Han Dynasty, go to "Mapping the Past: Han Dynasty Topographic Map."

https://www.archaeology.org/news/7655-190514-han-dynasty-tombs

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