Han Dynasty tomb found in south China
|Excavation of the ancient tomb, thought to belong to a woman of a higher social status, |
built about 2,000 years ago in Zhongshan county, South China's Guangxi Zhuang
autonomous region [Credit: Ecns]
Archaeologists unearthed pottery jars, copper bowls and coins from the tomb. They also found agate earrings, a copper mirror and spinning wheels in the tomb, suggesting it belonged to a woman.
The tomb is located in the Siqinjiang River basin, which was an important part of the historical maritime Silk Road, an ancient commercial route via which China sold silk, ceramics and tea to overseas markets.
The findings in the tomb will provide vital evidence for research of the maritime Silk Road, Chen said.
Source: Xinhua [April 07, 2016]