SHIJIAZHUANG, July 9 (Xinhuanet) -- A total of 249 ancient tombs together with
more than 500 antiques, dating back to 2,000 years ago, have been recently
excavated under a middle school construction site in Handan, north China's Hebei
Province, according to a local official.
Hao Liangzhen, vice director of the Handan cultural heritage bureau, said
Friday most of the unearthed tombs were from the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220
A.D.), while others were from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.) and the
Jin Dynasty (265 - 420).
The tombs were buried only about one meter under the ground level.
The antiques in the tombs include pottery, copperware, ironware, carnelian, colored glaze, and utensils made of bones. Enditem