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Ancient tomb found in Shaanxi

By Ma Lie ( Updated: 2012-11-20 21:52

A tomb dating back about 2,000 years was found along with 20 relics in Fengxiang county, Shaanxi province, the county's heritage and tourism bureau told China Daily on Tuesday.

The tomb, located in the county's Fanjiazhai village, was discovered during a railway construction project.

The site, which is buried 7 meters deep, is divided into four rooms and contains weapons, pottery, copper coins and a bronze mirror.

Although the coffins and skeletons have been destroyed, archaeologists believe that the tomb was built for a general in the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD) due to the building characteristics and objects found.

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