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Saturday, June 04, 2005

Ancient Tombs and Village Discovered in China

Construction work on an expressway in northern China has turned up remains of ancient tombs and a 4,000 year old village. After archaeological experts were called in, no less than seventeen tombs were immediately identified, consisting of bodies that had been placed in jars, basins and pots. The tombs were dated to the Chinese Warring States Period (403 to 221 B.C.). Some of the artifacts recovered from the village included stone axes, spades and adzes. Work on the site is continuing.

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