Ancient tombs spanning three dynasties unearthed in Chengdu

14:43, January 05, 2011      

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Photo, taken on Jan. 4, shows the cultural relics unearthed from the ancient tombs in Chengdu.(photo: West China Metropolis Daily)


An ancient burial site with a total of 17 tombs was unearthed in Qilong Village, Huayang Town of Chengdu City, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province. The ancient tombs include two timber-chambered tombs dating back to Western Han dynasty (206 BC-24 AD), nine brick tombs dating back to the Eastern Han dynasty (25AD-220AD) and six brick tombs dating back to the Song dynasty (960-1279).

By Ye Xin, People's Daily Online

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