2,000-year-old tomb discovered in NW China

Date:

Share post:

A tomb dating back some 2,000 years has been found in northwest China’s Qinghai Province, local authorities said Thursday.

2,000-year-old tomb discovered in NW China
Photo of the 2000-year-old tomb [Credit: Xinhua]

The tomb was discovered by a construction team on Nov. 23 in a village of Datong Hui and Tu Autonomous County, according to Chen Rong, deputy head of the county’s cultural relic management bureau.

The occupant of the tomb was confirmed as a male around 50 years old. Alongside this complete skull, cultural workers also found bricks and pottery that date the tomb to the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220).

Chen said, it was the tomb of a rich man, but his identity remains unknown.

He added that the eastern Qinghai, where Datong is located, is an important gateway linking China’s inland and western regions, so further excavation and confirmation of the occupant’s identity will contribute to the study of cultural exchange between the two areas during the Han Dynasty.

Source: Xinhua [November 28, 2015]

ADVERTISEMENT

spot_img

Related articles

600-year-old Maori village unearthed

Moa-bone fishhooks and fossilised dog poos are amongst the treasures unearthed by archaeologists combing the remains of one...

Excavations of Neolithic site in Cyprus completed

The 2012 excavations at the 9th millennium site of Ayia Varvara-Asprokremnos have been completed. The investigations, conducted during...

Bone knife from Morocco is oldest specialized tool associated with Aterian culture

A single bone artefact found in a Moroccan cave is the oldest well-dated specialized bone tool associated with...

Spain auctions off visits to Altamira cave paintings

Access to Spain’s Altamira cave and its spectacular Paleolithic paintings might soon be easier for the super-wealthy if...

Impressive new mosaic uncovered in Lod

An impressive mosaic revealed in archaeological excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Lod will be open for...

In search of the oldest Christian temple in Russia

NUST MISIS scientists, in collaboration with colleagues from both the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy...

Cat-paw prints found on Medieval manuscript

While pawing through a stack of medieval manuscripts from Dubrovnik, Croatia, University of Sarajevo doctoral student Emir O....

Hobby Lobby’s illegal antiquities shed light on a lost, looted ancient city in Iraq

When Eckart Frahm, professor of Assyriology at Yale, received a call from Homeland Security with a request to...