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'Ethnic minority' tomb complex discovered in Central China's Henan


A tomb complex with ethnic minority features has been discovered at the Ruins of Yin in Anyang city, Central China's Henan province.

'Ethnic minority' tomb complex discovered in Central China's Henan
Archaeological staff members excavate a tomb complex belonging to a nomadic ethnic minority group at the 
Ruins of Yin in Anyang city, Central China's Henan province, May 15, 2017 [Credit: AsiaNews]
Based on objects unearthed, archaeologists determined that the tomb could be traced back to 1,800 years ago.

'Ethnic minority' tomb complex discovered in Central China's Henan
A bronze jar, belonging to a nomadic ethnic minority group, is unearthed from a tomb complex at the 
Ruins of Yin in Anyang city, Central China's Henan province, May 15, 2017 [Credit: AsiaNews]
The tomb complex is believed to belong to a nomadic ethnic minority group from northern China. Items like weapons and day-to-day tools were unearthed from the tomb.

'Ethnic minority' tomb complex discovered in Central China's Henan
A bronze plate, belonging to a nomadic ethnic minority group, is unearthed from a tomb complex at the 
Ruins of Yin in Anyang city, Central China's Henan province, May 15, 2017 [Credit: AsiaNews]
Archaeologists believe that the site used to be a major human settlement and it's of great significance to study culture interaction and integration among different ethnic groups.

Source: China Daily [May 19, 2017]
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