Over 1,000-yr-old tombstone found in north China

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SHIJIAZHUANG, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- A 1,215-year-old tombstone was discovered in north China's Hebei Province, according to the local cultural relics protection department.

The tombstone, dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907), was found in Fucheng County.

It measures 37 cm in length and 35 cm in width and bears a 697-character inscription depicting information of the tomb owner surnamed Zheng, who was a military official in the Tang Dynasty.

The tombstone provides important material for the study of local culture, customs, historical figures and calligraphy in the Tang Dynasty, according to a local cultural relics official. Enditem

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