1,700-Year-Old Tombs Found in Northwest China – Xinhua

From Xinhua:

Nine 1,700-year-old brick tombs have been discovered in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which, experts say, provide valuable clues for the research of exchanges between the central Chinese government at that time and remote Western Regions.

It is the first time ancient tombs with typical characteristics of China’s main Han nationality have been found in the Uygur ethnic region, said Yu Zhiyong, deputy head of the Xinjiang Cultural Relics and Archaeology Institute….[Full Text]

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September 12, 2007 8:35 AM
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