Go Back   SZONE.US Forums > Current Events > News > Personal Liberty

Personal Liberty Bob Livingston provides you with a conservative, Christian view on life. Helping you live free in an unfree world. Delivering news on improving you health, boosting your wealth, and protecting your civil liberties."

Personal Liberty

Ancient Tomb Cluster Unearthed In China

Views:73
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
  #1  
Unread 02.05.13, 05:01 PM
@PersonalLiberty @PersonalLiberty is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 05.09
Posts: 21,959
Ancient Tomb Cluster Unearthed In China

02.05.13 02:02 PM

BEIJING (UPI) — Chinese archaeologists say they’ve unearthed a cluster of 102 ancient tombs, almost half of them for infants, in the westernmost part of the country.

The tombs, found in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, contain wooden caskets with desiccated corpses, along with stoneware, pottery and copper ware believed to have been buried as sacrificial items, Ai Tao from the Xinjiang Archaeological Institute said.

The cluster, believed dating to the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907,) covers an area of 1,800 square yards atop a 65-foot cliff, an unusual location for tombs, Ai told China’s state-run Xinhua news agency.

Archaeologists said they were surprised to find such a large number of infant corpses in the tomb cluster, unearthed during construction of a hydropower project.

“But further research is needed to determine why so many people from that tribe died young,” Ai said.

The area where the tombs were found was an important stop on the ancient Silk Road that created economic and cultural exchanges between China and the West, the researchers said.




http://personalliberty.com/2013/02/0...thed-in-china/
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2007 - 20017 SZONE.US All rights reserved