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2,400-year-old horse and chariot pit unearthed in China (4)

(Xinhua)    08:06, November 14, 2017

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An archaeologist works at the No. 3 Horse and Chariot Pit, one of a cluster of tombs belonging to noble families of the Zheng State, a vassal state during the Spring and Autumn (770-476 B.C) and Warring States periods (475-221 B.C), near the city of Xinzheng in central China's Henan Province, Nov. 13, 2017. Since February, four chariots and 122 horse skeletons have been found from the 2,400-year-old pit, the largest of the three within the cluster that have been excavated so far. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang)

CHINA-HENAN-XINZHENG-ARCHAEOLOGY (CN)

An archaeologist works at the No. 3 Horse and Chariot Pit, one of a cluster of tombs belonging to noble families of the Zheng State, a vassal state during the Spring and Autumn (770-476 B.C) and Warring States periods (475-221 B.C), near the city of Xinzheng in central China's Henan Province, Nov. 13, 2017. Since February, four chariots and 122 horse skeletons have been found from the 2,400-year-old pit, the largest of the three within the cluster that have been excavated so far. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang)


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