Over 100 ancient tombs found in Chinese town

June 27th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, June 27 (IANS) Over 100 well-preserved tombs from over 25 centuries ago have been found at a town in China.

Archaeologists found the site in Longhu town, Henan province in central China where some buildings were being constructed, reported People’s Daily.

The unearthed relics, including bronze ware, pottery, and shells, show that these tombs date back to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 B.C.).

Judging from its intricate layout and orderly arrangement, this tomb site very likely belonged to a royal family, said Fan Wenquan, leader of the archaeology group.

These tombs are all shaft graves with a full set of funerary objects in each coffin.

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