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Lifelike stone statues found in Zhejiang tomb


Six lifelike statues of animals have been unearthed from a military commander's tomb in Ningbo, Zhejiang province.

Lifelike stone statues found in Zhejiang tomb
Lifelike stone statues found in Zhejiang tomb
Lifelike stone statues found in Zhejiang tomb
Lifelike stone statues found in Zhejiang tomb
Lifelike stone statues found in Zhejiang tomb
Lifelike stone statues found in Zhejiang tomb
Lifelike stone statues found in Zhejiang tomb
These stone statues of animals were found at an ancient tomb in Yinhzou district, 
Ningbo city, Zhejiang province [Credit: IC/VCG]
The statues, from former Guangdong naval commander Shen Xuan's tomb, are Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) relics. Jin Qijun, office director of Yizhou Cultural Relics Management Committee, said the tomb dated back 200 years, according to the record on a stone tablet.

The stone-carved statues of two tigers, two sheep and two horses, were transferred to Shen Guang-wen Memorial Hall.

Source: China Daily [April 22, 2016]
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