Over 200 pieces of cultural relics found in ancient tombs in Shaanxi

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-07 19:40:01|Editor: mingmei
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BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archeologists unearthed over 200 pieces of cultural relics from two ancient tombs in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, according to the National Cultural Heritage Administration at a meeting Monday.

Items including pottery, bronze ware and jade ware were discovered during an excavation of the two tombs dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (202 B.C.-8 A.D.), from June to November last year.

The findings of the site provide valuable knowledge for the study of ancient funeral customs and the structure of ancient tombs, according to archeologists at the meeting.

The administration, which announced four archeological discoveries at the meeting, also noted another site in Xi'an, which include two large tombs dating back to the Sixteen Kingdoms (304-439 A.D.).

Archeologists found murals and a number of cultural relics during an excavation of the two tombs between January 2018 and April this year.

The administration also noted the discovery of about 5,000 bamboo and wooden slips at two other archeological sites in central China's Hubei Province.

The administration will announce major archeological findings from time to time, according to Song Xinchao, deputy head of the administration.