10 Han Dynasty Tombs Uncovered During Construction Work

Construction work at the site of a future apartment complex in South Beijing revealed at least 10 ancient tombs, thought to be from the Han Dynasty. Song Dachuan, head of the Beijing Cultural Relic Institute, told Chinese media on Monday that the tombs had been dated to the Han Dynasty based on the results of the initial excavation.

Archaeologists working on the site commented that the group of tombs could possibly belong to one family, based on the comparable sizes and styles of both the tombs and burial goods. The site is now being guarded by security while construction resumes in other parts of the area.


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