NANJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archaeologists have uncovered a batch of cultural relics from a tomb dating back around 2,000 years in eastern China's Jiangsu Province.
The ancient tomb was found in Donghai County in the city of Lianyungang. Staff at the county's museum said they have excavated a bronze statue, a mirror decorated with animal patterns and three iron swords from the tomb. Dozens of ancient coins were also unearthed, but all are in poor condition.
After on-site investigation and clean-up, archaeologists concluded that the owners of the tomb are a couple and the burial occurred during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 A.D. - 220 A.D.).
Excavation of these cultural relics provides rare materials for further research on local history and culture, experts said.