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Ancient tomb raiders seized by police

(Guangming Online)

08:59, March 21, 2012

The tomb of Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256BC) located in Tuanshan town, Xiangyang city of Hubei province is seen in this picture after a gang of robbers attempted to steal the artifacts hidden beneath. The gang rented a house in Tuanshan town claiming to run a kimchi business. But instead they dug tunnels under the house to steal treasures from the tomb. They were arrested by local police just before reaching the room encasing the coffin. Picture released on March 20, 2012. (Photo/

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