Intact 2,500-year-old tomb unearthed in China

Published on April 26th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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An intact tomb which dates back 2,500 years has been unearthed in Eastern China.

Judging from the size of the tomb and the scale and type of artifacts it contained, it may have contained the body of a dignitary who lived about 2,600 years ago during the Eastern Zhou Period (770 – 256 BC), said Hao Daohua, a researcher from the Shandong Archaeology Research Institute and leader of the excavation project.

The Eastern Zhou Period was a chaotic time in Chinese history, marked by wars between the small kingdoms that occupied several areas in east and central China.

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Story: Xinhua | Photo: Wikimedia Commons



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