2,200 Year Old Tomb Found in Shandong

Chinese archaeologists have found a tomb dating back to the Warring States Period (BC 475-BC 221) in Qingdao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province.

Located in the Hetoudian Township, the 6 meter by 3.1 meter tomb was discovered at a local brickyard with a project under construction, said an expert.

More than 40 historical artifacts were unearthed from the tomb, including bronze weapons, stone musical instruments and pottery items.

The tomb is a cenotaph with no-one occupying the coffin, the expert said.

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

(Eastday.com.cn 04/15/2001)