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27 ancient tombs unearthed in southwest China's Chongqing


Twenty-seven ancient tombs have been unearthed in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing, during a three-month excavation covering an area of 1,600 square meters.

27 ancient tombs unearthed in southwest China's Chongqing
Aerial view of the ancient tombs in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing 
[Credit: China News]
27 ancient tombs unearthed in southwest China's Chongqing
Unearthed tombs in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing 
[Credit: China News]
These single-chamber, double-chamber or multi-chamber tombs were built in the Song, Ming and Qing dynasties. In particular, the unearthed Song Dynasty tomb has typical features of exquisite sculpture. Unearthed relics include pottery, porcelain and bronze coins totaling 38 pieces.

27 ancient tombs unearthed in southwest China's Chongqing
Floral carvings are seen in a stone niche unearthed at an ancient tomb in Zhong county, 
Southwest China's Chongqing [Credit: China News]
27 ancient tombs unearthed in southwest China's Chongqing
A stone carving of a dragon in one of the ancient tombs in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing
[Credit: China News]
27 ancient tombs unearthed in southwest China's Chongqing
A tiger is featured in this stone carving in an ancient tomb in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing 
[Credit: China News]
27 ancient tombs unearthed in southwest China's Chongqing
This pottery jar was found at an ancient tomb in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing 
[Credit: China News]
27 ancient tombs unearthed in southwest China's Chongqing
A porcelain plate was found among the artifacts at an ancient tomb in Zhong county, 
Southwest China's Chongqing [Credit: China News]
According to an archaeologist, the 27 tombs can supplement inadequate information about tombs and further research on the history of Zhong county.

Source: China Daily [October 29, 2017]
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