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2000-year-old site discovered in northwestern China

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12-05-2015 00:21 BJT

Based on the crafting techniques of bricks and pottery found at the site, the tomb appears to be about 2,000 years old, also from the Han Dynasty.

Based on the crafting techniques of bricks and pottery found at the site, the tomb appears to be about 2,000 years old, also from the Han Dynasty.

As we marvel at the Han-Dynasty treasures being unearthed at Haihunhou Cemetery in Jiangxi Province, here's another find to fascinate archaeologists. An ancient tomb has been discovered in Datong County, in northwestern China's Qinghai Province.

Based on the crafting techniques of bricks and pottery found at the site, the tomb appears to be about 2,000 years old, also from the Han Dynasty. The excavation team says the deceased was a male around 40 to 50 years old, judging by his skull, though his identity is not yet known. Experts have taken bone and pottery fragments to local labs for further inspection.

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