2,200-year-old tombs unearthed in north China

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Chinese archaeologists have discovered seven tombs, dating back 1,000 years to 2,200 years, in north China's Shanxi Province.

Located in the Xiguan village in Yuxian County, the tombs include five from the Warring States (475- 221 B.C.), one of the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 220 A.D.) and one of the Tang Dynasty (618- 907).

Archaeologists with the Yangquan City Cultural Heritage Administration unearthed well-preserved skeletons and pottery items from the tombs of the Warring States period.

From the tomb of the Tang Dynasty, archaeologists unearthed a few funerary objects, including bronze knife, iron scissors, iron oven, iron mirrors and copper cash, and tricolored glazed pottery.

"The discoveries of these ancient tombs provide important clues to the study of history, culture and folklore in the region since the Warring States period," said Han Lizhong, with the Yangquan City Cultural Heritage Administration.

Source: Xinhua