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Ancient tomb complex unearthed in south China

Archaeologists in south China's Guangdong Province have found over 50 ancient tombs in a suburb of the provincial capital of Guangzhou, authorities said Thursday.

Ancient tomb complex unearthed in south China
Ancient tomb complex unearthed in south China
Ancient tomb complex unearthed in south China
Archaeologists in south China's Guangdong Province have found over 50 ancient
tombs in a suburb of the provincial capital of Guangzhou [Credit: ycwb.com]
The complex, discovered three months ago, is believed to have been built during the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC), according to Guangzhou institute of cultural relics and archaeology.

The complex covers about 2,000 square meters, and all tombs are rectangular, from 2.1 to 2.8 meters long and 1.2 to 1.4 meters wide.

Zhang Qianglu, official with the institute, said, archaeologists have found plenty of ceramics and porcelain, alongside some bronze axes and arrowheads. The relics found there show that the tombs' occupants should all be civilians, probably belonging to the same clan, he added.

Zhang said the well-preserved tombs are of great value to the study of ancient culture and customs in China's Pearl River Delta.

Source: Xinhua [November 26, 2015]
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