Category Archives: Asia

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 … Continue reading

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Ruins of Eastern Han City Found in China

Archaeologists in China have discovered the ruins of a 2,000 year old city dating to the Eastern Han Dynasty. The site is about 18,000 square meters and is located in the Jiangxi province. Part of the city wall is still … Continue reading

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Gate Discovered at Terracotta Army Tomb in China

Archaeologists have discovered a northern gate at the tomb of China’s first emperor, famous for his massive terracotta army. The gate, which is the fourth discovered, leads to the tomb’s outer city and confirms historical accounts that attest to the … Continue reading

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Archaeological Site Dates Civilization in Malaysia as the Oldest in South-East Asia

An archaeological site at Sungai Batu has proven that civilization in Malaysia existed much earlier than originally believed. The civilization is the oldest in South-east Asia. The site has yielded evidence of economy, religion, and commerce, and has been dated … Continue reading

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"Vast" Harappan Settlement Excavated in India

A “vast” Harappan settlement has been excavated in India’s Kutch district. It is believed to be about 4,500 years old, and is surrounded by a large mudbrick fortification. [Full Story]

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