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

Ancient Tombs, Wells Discovered in North China

  Archaeologists recently discovered ancient tombs and wells at Handan City in the southern part of north China's Hebei province.

  The three tombs and four wells unearthed are believed to date back to the Warring States Period (BC475-BC221).

  Experts said that the tomb owners might have been scholar-officials from feudal society. The wells were likely to be built in the Warring States Period and continued to be used by people until the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

  Archaeologists also found some colorful pottery, tiles, coins, and vessels in the tombs.

(Xinhua 12/27/2000)