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Ancient tomb discovered in southwest China


An tomb dating back around 1,800 years has been discovered in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, authorities said Tuesday.

Ancient tomb discovered in southwest China
Archaeologists excavate a tomb found at a construction site in Fuling district, Southwest 
China's Chongqing municipality [Credit: China News Service]
The tomb, believed to have been built during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220AD), contains various burial artefacts such as pottery, statues and broken coins, according to Fuling District Museum.

Ancient tomb discovered in southwest China
Pottery is unearthed from the tomb recently discovered in southwest China's 
Chongqing Municipality [Credit: China News Service]
It was found earlier this month during the construction of a kindergarten. Initial investigation shows that the tomb was built for a wealthy person, but archaeologists have not confirmed the owners identity.

Source: Xinhua Net [May 09, 2017]
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