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Thousand-year-old tomb discovered in China's Jilin

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-08-06 11:18
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An ancient tomb dating back to the Liao Dynasty (907-1125) and Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) was discovered in a village in Northeast China's Jilin province.

The provincial institute of cultural heritage and archaeology said the tomb is located in a farmyard in Sihe village of the city of Shuangliao. Local farmers accidentally uncovered the tomb when digging at the site.

An archaeological team later launched a preliminary excavation and found the rare tomb was well-preserved and undisturbed.

Archaeologists also found a rectangular brick altar in the tomb passage and a goat skull.

The archaeological team is now devising a plan, through scientific and technological means such as aerial photography and three-dimensional scanning, to unveil more mysterious details of the tomb.

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