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BEIJING, Mar. 18 -- About 330 ancient tombs have now been discovered at the
Xiaohe Mausoleum compound in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
They contain dried corpses still preserved inside their coffins.
The site is located in the Luobu Desert about 150
kilometers away from the famous
ruins of ancient Loulan city.
Excavated from inside a raised sand hill, the graves are estimated to have
existed for over 3,000 years.
Archeological explorations on the site began in 2002. Archeologists are now
studying excavations from 163 of the tombs.