Ancient tombs unearthed in Henan, China

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Baofeng County, which was prosperous due to its rich mineral resources in ancient times, is a peaceful and quiet small city with long history. However, a 22.22-kilometer project of South-to-North Water Diversion has brought this sleepy town to life.

Archaeologists excavating one of the ancient tombs in Baofeng County, Henan Province. Starting in 2007, in order to make way for the South-to-North Water Diversion national project, Henan provincial archeology departments began protective excavation works in the construction areas in Baofeng County.

Pottery of various types and sizes unearthed from one of the tombs in Baofeng County, An archaeologist imitating and labeling a piece of ancient brick with delicate decorative designs in Baofeng County, Henan Province. Up to now, more than 90 ancient tombs, which mainly date back to the Han and Tang dynasties, have been excavated there. A large number of pottery jars, vases, bowls and iron knives were excavated as well.

Archaeologists classifying and labeling those excavated cultural relics in Baofeng County, Henan Province. The various types of pottery unearthed from ancient tombs in Baofeng County of Henan Province. Judging from the various types of pottery, archaeologists concluded that the history of local residents could go back to the period of Warring States.


Author: Wang Hanlu | Source: People’s Daily Online [November 29, 2010]


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