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More on 2,200 year old boat coffins unearthed in SW China


Nearly 200 boat-shaped coffin tombs dating back 2,200 years have been unearthed after one year of archaeological exploration and excavation.

More on 2,200 year old boat coffins unearthed in SW China
More on 2,200 year old boat coffins unearthed in SW China
More on 2,200 year old boat coffins unearthed in SW China
More on 2,200 year old boat coffins unearthed in SW China
Aerial photos of a large cluster of boat-shaped coffin tombs in Shuangyuan village, Qingbaijiang district of Chengdu, 
capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province, March 7, 2017 [Credit: Chinanews.com]
The tomb cluster was discovered in Shuangyuan village, Qingbaijiang district of Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province. It covers an area equivalent to the size of two football fields.

More on 2,200 year old boat coffins unearthed in SW China
More on 2,200 year old boat coffins unearthed in SW China
Archaeologists study a boat-shaped coffin tomb at the burial site in Shuangyuan village, Qingbaijiang district of Chengdu, 
capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province, March 7, 2017 [Credit: Chinanews.com]
According to archaeologists from Chengdu Cultural Relics and Archaeology Institute, the tombs could date back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) and the Warring States Period (475-221 BC).

More on 2,200 year old boat coffins unearthed in SW China
More on 2,200 year old boat coffins unearthed in SW China
More on 2,200 year old boat coffins unearthed in SW China
More on 2,200 year old boat coffins unearthed in SW China
Relics unearthed from a large cluster of boat-shaped coffin tombs in Shuangyuan village, Qingbaijiang district of Chengdu, 
capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province, March 7, 2017 [Credit: Chinanews.com]
Thousands of relics were also unearthed from the boat-shaped coffin tombs, including exquisite bronze wares, lacquers, and pottery. The findings are of great significance to the study of ancient Shu culture in Chengdu area.

Source: China Daily [March 11, 2017]
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