A well-preserved tomb dating back more than 2,000 years was recently discovered in China. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said in a statement on Wednesday that more than 600 artifacts had been discovered.
The Chongqing Institute of Cultural Relics and Archeology reported that the tomb clearly dates back to the early Western Han Dynasty in Chongqing’s Wolong District, marking the first time such a large number of ancient relics have been found in the area.
According to the archaeological leader of the project, Huang Wei, a number of tombs were discovered dating back to the Han Dynasty to the Six Dynasties, a period that extends from 206 BC. To 589 AD.
However, the intact tomb called “Western Han Dynasty Guangqu Tomb No. 1” is the most important find, according to Wei. According to the institute, researchers confirmed that the discovery dates back to the second year of the reign of Emperor Hui of the Han Dynasty, 193 BC, establishing a timeline.
According to the statement, the cemetery contains well-preserved artifacts, consisting of painted tools, wooden tools, bamboo, pottery, bronze, and textiles.
The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said that it can be inferred that the owner of the tomb was a high-ranking official due to the shape and characteristics of the tomb and other objects discovered. Artifacts such as the jade sword show the prominent status of the tomb’s owner, according to experts.
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