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More Than 80 Ancient Graves Excavated in Northern China

Friday, October 11, 2013

SHIJIAZHUANG, CHINA—A cluster of more than 80 tombs in northern China has so far yielded more than 300 artifacts dating from the West Han Dynasty (206 B.C.­24 A.D.) and the Tang Dynasty (618­907), including pottery, porcelain, and bronzes. Archaeologist Zhang Xiaozheng, head of the excavation, says that the artifacts reflect the daily lives of ordinary people.