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Rare Objects Unearthed from Ancient Tombs in North China

Xinhuanet 2002-03-03 13:31:02
   HOHHOT, March 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese archeologists in the Inner
Mongolia Autonomous Region have unearthed rare artifacts from 150
tombs dating back to the Warring States period (475 B.C.-221 B.C)
and the Qin, Han and Tang dynasties.
   The ancient tombs are situated in Horinger County, in the
suburb of Hohhot, capital of the region in north China.
   More than 900 rare cultural objects have been unearthed from
the tombs. Experts have found articles made of stone, bronze, iron,
jade, silver and gold, and pottery. Some ornaments made of stone,
bronze, jade, gold and silver may represent the social status of
the tomb occupants, experts said.
   Experts also found many precious frescos and an eaves tile with
paintings on it. Such findings will be helpful in research on
people's life, culture, handicraft during ancient times.   
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