China archeological news in brief: Ancient tomb objects unearthed

15:25, March 09, 2011      

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The following are three Chinese archeological news items in brief:

HUNDREDS OF ANCIENT TOMB OBJECTS UNEARTHED

Nearly 1,000 objects have been excavated in Guangzhou from some 100 tombs of eight dynasties dating back about 2,200 years, capital of south China's Guangdong Province.

Experts found the tombs in a construction site in 2010 and continuous excavation has unearthed various objects including bronze mirrors, drinking vessels and house miniatures, according to officials with Guangzhou's archeological institute.

More discoveries are expected as experts are still excavating a 10,000 square-meter area there.

ANCIENT TEMPLE REPAIRED

Workers have finished repairing the structure of a temple built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) in east China's Fujian Province.

Baoyan Temple, a purely wooden structure, is currently located in the museum of Shaowu City.

It took workers about five months to repair the temple, listed as a state-level cultural relic site, according to Huang Shurong, president of the museum.

Authorities are now inviting painting companies to restore the temple's inner colored drawing to their original form, Huang said.

ANCIENT HUMAN SKULL FOUND

A more than 10,000-year-old human skull has been found intact in a cave in Fujian Province, archeologists say.

The discovery is expected to offer valuable information for research on early human brain development and physical characters.
 
 
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Source: Xinhua

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