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Over 70 ancient tombs discovered in downtown Chengdu
From:China Daily  Writer:  Date:2017-09-01
Archaeological excavations have come to a close at a group of tombs found in downtown of Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province.

A total of 75 tombs have been unearthed, which date back from the Warring States Period (475 BC - 221 BC) to the Song Dynasty (960-1279).


A burial pit is cleaned up after the excavation is almost completed at a group of tombs found in downtown of Chengdu, Sichuan province, Aug 29, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

The tombs vary in style, including earth pits and brick chambers. Relics like bronze weapons, iron swords and pottery animal sculptures have also been unearthed.


Excavations are almost completed at a group of tombs found in downtown of Chengdu, Sichuan province, Aug 29, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

The finds provide important evidence to study the custom and religion of the Bashu culture (ancient Sichuan culture) as well as its exchanges with Zhongyuan culture.


 
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