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Haihunhou: Remains of a short reign

By Wang Kaihao (China Daily) Updated: 2015-12-22 07:20 Comments

Haihunhou: Remains of a short reign

Hoof-shaped ingots are found at the tomb site. [Photo by Guo Jing/China Daily]

More than 200 gold ingots (used as currency in those times) and copper coins, roughly weighing 10 tonnes, were dug out.

"The find reflects a trend of showing off wealth," says Wang Zijin, a history professor from Renmin University of China focusing on Han Dynasty.

"It could also be a reflection of a prosperous economy in the area at the time."

During the time of Marquis Haihun many people from the north of China migrated to areas along the Yangtze River and the economy of the south gradually began to boom.

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