Archaeological Discoveries
in 2001
Archaeological Discoveries
in 2000
Top Ten Archaeological Finds
for 1999
Archaeological Discoveries
in 1999

1,900-Year Old Tomb Excavated in Xianyang

  Chinese archaeologists have excavated an ancient tomb in Xunyi County of Xianyang City in Shaanxi Province.
  The brick tomb, dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220), consists of a tunnel and four chambers, according to a local archaeologist.

  The identity of the occupant of the tomb is still under question, the expert said. The chamber walls are decorated with colored frescoes featuring various scenes of ancient life.

  To date, more than 30 square meters of the frescos have been treated with archaeological technology.

  Experts also unearthed 350 pieces of historical relics from the tomb.

  The discovery will provide valuable clues on the study of history and culture of the period.

(Xinhua 12/19/2000)