Chinese archaeologists have found two horse graves dating back to
the Tang Dynasty (618-907) in Yunyang County in southwest China's
Located at the Three Gorges Area, one well-protected grave was
found to contain a complete horse skeleton, while the other was
found dilapidated with fragmentary horse bones.
The discovery of horse graves in the area was a surprise because
the steep mountainous condition are not suitable for raising horses
and experts have not found any historical records on horses in the
The discovery will provide valuable clues for studying the region's
history and society in ancient times, said an expert.
addition, a Tang Dynasty brick tomb was unearthed at a site 100
meters away from the graves, the expert said, and abundant pottery
articles such as pots, bowls and basins were excavated from the
(People’s Daily 01/05/2001)