Twenty Han Dynasty tombs found in China

Published on May 31st, 2013 | by Admin

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Twenty tombs dating back to the Han Dynastry have been found near the Three Gorges Dam in China.

According to the Chongqing Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, archaeologists came upon the burial sites in Ma’anshan on the banks of the Yangtze River in the Fengdu region.

Discovered inside the tombs were 430 objects, from ceramics to works in iron and bronze.

The discovery will provide Chinese archaeologists with important data about the funerary customs, economic conditions and social structure at the time of the Han dynasty, the source said.

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Story: Latin American Herald Tribune | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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