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Ancient carved tombs discovered on Sichuan construction site

By Yin Xiaohong (People's Daily Online)    11:23, January 11, 2017

Recently, two ancient tombs from the Ming Dynasty were discovered on a construction site in Bazhong, Sichuan province. Staff at the local administration of cultural heritage immediately reported to the site to evaluate the finding.

The tombs cover an area of 624 square meters, and are located in a village called Baiyangmiao, according to He Hui, deputy director general of the cultural heritage administration. Three sides of each tomb are carved with delicate patterns, such as flowers and others auspicious Chinese characters. Also excavated were several pieces of china and pottery, but no remains or coffin nails were found at the site.

He pointed out that the Longquanyao celadon excavated from the two tombs is a valuable archaeological resource. More clearing and restoration work will soon be done, and the pieces will be inventoried. 

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