Over 130 Zhou Dynasty tombs uncovered in China

Published on July 19th, 2013 | by Admin

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More than 130 tombs containing various bronze ware have been unearthed in China’s Hubei Province.

Among them, Tomb No. 28 is one of the largest. As archaeologists dig deeper, many buried items have been unearthed. The most eye-catching is the bronze ware, in large quantities and mostly in sets.

Most of the bronze pieces are sacrificial items and tableware. They have been positioned according to different functions, archaeologist Huang Fengchun said.

The most important finding is a bronze pot. What makes it so special are the colors painted on it. Archaeologists say this marks the first discovery of painted bronze from a dynasty about 3,000 years ago.

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Story: Xiuanet | Photo: CNTV

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