113 ancient 'urn burials' discovered in central China
A total of 113 tombs with burial urns dating back to the period of the Warring States (475 – 221 BC) have been discovered in the city of Huanghua since May.
|Archaeologists work at the ancient tomb site in Huanghua City, north China's Hebei Province |
[Credit: Xinhua/Yang Shiyao]
|A total of 113 tombs, estimated to be more than 2,000 years old, have been discovered in Hebei, |
according to archaeologists [Credit: Xinhua/Yang Shiyao]
The tombs are located in the remains of Fudicheng in northwestern Huanghua. According to historical records, Fudicheng served as a fortress in ancient times. Local historians believe that the tombs belonged to the city, and the discovery of so many children's tombs reflects the prosperity of the city. The discovery also raises doubts about whether the city functioned purely as a military fortress.
Source: People's Daily Online [October 11, 2016]