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Street renovation "wakes up" ancient warrior in Sichuan

Street renovation "wakes up" ancient warrior in Sichuan
trefwoorden: China - strijder - skelet - 1e eeuw - aardewerk - graf
An ancient warrior "sleeping" underground for more than 2,000 years has been "woken up" by the noise from a road renovation site in downtown Chengdu City, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Construction workers discovered some bronze artifacts while they were reconstructing the Wenmiao West Street of the city on Sept. 22.
Local archaeologists, who got the news and came to the site later, found a 1.8-meter-tall male skeleton with a broken double-edged sword lying upon his ribs as well as over 40 pieces of pottery, bronze ritual articles and weapons, like a tomahawk and lance, at a four-meter by one-meter tomb.

Lees verder bij: China Daily (8 oktober 2003)