Monday, June 17, 2013

TWENTY TOMBS FROM HAN DYNASTY (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) FOUND NEAR THREE GORGES DAM

Twenty tombs from the Han dynasty (206 B.C-220 A.D.) have been discovered close to Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric
power station, in the southwest Chinese municipality of Chongqing, reported the official news agency Xinhua.

According to the Chongqing Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, archaeologists came upon the burial sites in Ma'anshan on the banks of the Yangtze River in the Fengdu region. Discovered inside the tombs were 430 objects, from ceramics to works in iron
and bronze.

The discovery will provide Chinese archaeologists with important data about the funerary customs, economic conditions and social structure at the time of the Han dynasty, the source said.

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=786979&CategoryId=12395


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