|Archaeologists pick up the relics from an unearthed coffin at Xilin Gol League museum in Xilinhot, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on March 8, 2014. (Xinhua/Zhang Ling)|
A 1500-year-old coffin excavated from grassland in Xilingol League was opened in Xilinhot, north China’s Inner Mongolia on March 8. The coffin could date back to Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534). Archaeological work is now still under way. So far, the tomb’s owner has been identified as a woman but her ethnic group, age and diet habit are not confirmed yet.