Chongqing unearths 27 ancient tombs

2017-10-30 15:54| Editor: 武子| view: 381| comment: 0|Author: chinadaily.com.cn|Source: ChinaDaily

Summaryuuuuuu: An aerial view of the ancient tombs in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing. Twenty-seven ancient tombs have been unearthed in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing, during a three-month excavation covering an area of 1,600 square meters.These si
Chongqing unearths 27 ancient tombs

An aerial view of the ancient tombs in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

Twenty-seven ancient tombs have been unearthed in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing, during a three-month excavation covering an area of 1,600 square meters.

These single-chamber, double-chamber or multi-chamber tombs were built in the Song, Ming and Qing dynasties. In particular, the unearthed Song Dynasty tomb has typical features of exquisite sculpture. Unearthed relics include pottery, porcelain and bronze coins totaling 38 pieces.

According to an archaeologist, the 27 tombs can supplement inadequate information about tombs and further research on the history of Zhong county.


Chongqing unearths 27 ancient tombs

Unearthed tombs are being studied in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

Chongqing unearths 27 ancient tombs

Floral carvings are seen in a stone niche unearthed at an ancient tomb in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing. [Photo/Chinanews.com].


Chongqing unearths 27 ancient tombs

A stone carving in one of the ancient tombs in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing, features a Chinese dragon. [Photo/Chinanews.com]


Chongqing unearths 27 ancient tombs

A tiger is featured in this stone carving in an ancient tomb in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing. [Photo/Chinanews.com]


Chongqing unearths 27 ancient tombs

This pottery jar was found at an ancient tomb in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing. [Photo/Chinanews.com]



A porcelain plate was found among the artifacts at an ancient tomb in Zhong county, Southwest China's Chongqing. [Photo/Chinanews.com].


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