1,700-yr-old tomb found in central China

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-02 20:21:06|Editor: mingmei
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CHANGSHA, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- A tomb dating back more than 1,700 years was uncovered in the city of Zixing, central China's Hunan Province, according to the local institute of cultural relics and archaeology.

The brick-chambered tomb is 7.36 meters long. It consists of a passage, a front chamber and a rear chamber. More than 20 pieces of relics including celadon jars and ancient coins have been unearthed in the tomb.

Based on a clear chronology carved on the brick, experts believe the tomb was built in the Western Jin Dynasty (265-316).

"As the ancient tomb is well-preserved, the unearthed relics are of high historical value for the study of the customs at that time," said Chen Gang, an archaeological expert in Zixing.

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