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Occupant of Western Han Dynasty tomb in Jiangxi confirmed

(China Daily)    10:34, March 02, 2016

A press conference is held in Beijing to release the archaeological findings and the identity of the occupant of an ancient Haihunhou tomb, March 2, 2016. [Photo by Lei Xiaoxun/China Daily]

The identity of the occupant of a prominent ancient royal tomb has been confirmed, archeologists said in Beijing on Wednesday.

Researchers said the tomb in Central China's Jiangxi province dating to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 24), belongs to Liu He, the first of the four generations to hold the title Marquis Haihun.

Liu's remains are inside the inner coffin of the main chamber, where archaeologists said a personal jade seal with his name was found.

According to ancient Chinese burial traditions, a seal is the most accurate identifier of a tomb occupant.

A jade seal with Liu's surname inscribed. [File photo by Guo Jing/China Daily]

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