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2,000-year-old tomb unearthed in north China

(Xinhua)    20:43, December 20, 2016

Archeologists in north China's Hebei Province have excavated an ancient tomb that dates back over 2,000 years.

Excavation work began on Nov. 1 at the tomb, located in a village in Mancheng district in Baoding City. Based on the unearthed items and structure of the tomb, the tomb is believed to have been built in the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- 25 A.D.), experts with the provincial cultural relics institute said Tuesday.

The 6.6-meter-long, 6-meter-wide tomb may be a subordinate tomb of the tomb of prince Liu Sheng unearthed in 1968, where a famous burial suit of jade sewn together with gold wire was found.

A total of 49 items, including colorful pottery, jade ware and bronzeware, have been discovered in the newly unearthed tomb, providing valuable material for the study of Han history.

Three holes found in the tomb were believed to have been dug by grave robbers. Experts said some items had probably been stolen from the tomb.

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