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Over 70 ancient tombs discovered in downtown Chengdu


Archaeological excavations have come to a close at a group of tombs found in downtown of Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province.

Over 70 ancient tombs discovered in downtown Chengdu
Over 70 ancient tombs discovered in downtown Chengdu
The tombs date back from the Warring States Period to the Song Dynasty [Credit: VCG]
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).

Over 70 ancient tombs discovered in downtown Chengdu
Over 70 ancient tombs discovered in downtown Chengdu
Excavations are almost completed at a group of tombs found in downtown of Chengdu, Sichuan province [Credit: 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.

Over 70 ancient tombs discovered in downtown Chengdu
Over 70 ancient tombs discovered in downtown Chengdu
Bronze weapons, iron swords and ceramic animal sculptures have also been unearthed from the tombs [Credit: 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.

Source: China Daily [August 31, 2017]
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