Intact 2,500-year-old tomb unearthed in China
Published on April 26th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks0
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.
Story: Xinhua | Photo: Wikimedia Commons