CHANGSHA, April 28 (Xinhua) -- More than 20 funeral artifacts were unearthed during the excavation of two 2,000-year old tombs in central China's Hunan province, according to local sources Friday.
The tombs, thought to be from either the late West Han (206 BC - 24 AD) or early East Han (24 - 220 AD) dynasties, were discovered last November at a construction site in Huaihua city.
The larger tomb was equipped with a drainage ditch, an unusual feature of tombs in the area. Archaeologists found pottery utensils such as boxes, buckets, kettles and pots in the tombs, as well as copper coins and golden ornaments.
"From the size of the tomb and variety of artifacts, we think that it could have belonged to a wealthy family," said Yang Zhiyong, curator of Huaihua city museum.