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"17 ancient tombs found in Beijing"

17 ancient tombs found in Beijing
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Archaeologists have unearthed 17 ancient tombs in Yanqing County, a rural area in south-western Beijing.
Investigations show the region has 56 tombs dating back to the Han (206 BC-220 AD), Tang (618-907), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties.
To date, 17 tombs have been unearthed, seven with brick structures and the rest in earthen form.
The majority of tombs built in the Han Dynasty had three or five chambers made of brick. Archaeologists confirmed these tombs date back to the late Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). Many had been robbed.
Lees verder in: The Star