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Ancient tomb discovered in Southwest China

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-05-10 14:03

Ancient tomb discovered in Southwest China

Archaeologists excavate a tomb found at a construction site in Fuling district, Southwest China's Chongqing municipality. [Photo/China News Service]

A tomb dating back around 1,800 years has been discovered in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, authorities said Tuesday.

The tomb, believed to have been built during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220AD), contains various burial artifacts such as pottery, statues and broken coins, according to Fuling District Museum.

It was found earlier this month during the construction of a kindergarten.

Initial investigation shows that the tomb was built for a wealthy person, but archaeologists have not confirmed the owners identity.

 

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