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2,200-year-old Han Dynasty mummies undressed

Four ancient mummies from the Han Dynasty have been stripped of their clothes to prevent them from decaying along with the bodies. Among the clothes were woollen pants, knitted mantles, fabric coats, silk scarves, and brightly-coloured sheepskin boots, which offer a glimpse into the delicate handicrafts of that time, Xu was

Twenty Han Dynasty tombs found in China

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

Ancient mint found in China

Thousands of coins and a collection of casting molds have been found in an ancient mint in China that dates back to the Han Dynasty (202 B.C. - 220 A.D.).  According to Lian Jilin, a researcher with the regional Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, the coins were found in three

Bronze mirror found in China

An ancient mirror made of bronze has been found with pottery and an axe in northwest China. The mirror was discovered after local residents dug up soil near a Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) tomb while trying to install electrical cables, according to archaeologists from the Fengxiang County Museum. The

2,000-year-old tomb unearthed in China

Archaeologists in China have found a 2,000-year-old Han Dynasty tomb in the ancient capital of Xi-an. Ding Yan, a research assistant of the Shaanxi provincial institute of archaeology and head of the tomb archaeological excavation site, said the tomb was the only one not robbed among the 14 tombs in the

“Chinese Pompeii” unearthed in central China

A 2,000-year-old village dating back to the Han Dynasty has been unearthed in central China. The site consists of four walled houses—each the residence of an extended family—surrounded by wells, toilets, ponds, and trees. In July, archaeologist Tristram Kidder of Washington University in St. Louis and his Chinese colleagues discovered

Han Dynasty tombs unearthed in Central China

A pair of Han Dynasty tombs have been discovered in Central China's Henan province. The tombs were found by construction workers when digging sewer lines on June 24. A seven-story miniature clay building and more than 70 other items including jars, clay warehouses, clay dogs, clay basins and clay cups

93 Han Dynasty tomb unearthed in China

93 tombs dating back to the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 220 A.D.) have been found in China. Funerary objects unearthed totalled over 260 pieces, including spade-shaped coins, bronze belt hooks, brass bells, tripods, clay workshops, jars, pots, cups and bowls, reports People's Daily Online. Tombs of the Warring States