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Hundreds of artifacts excavated from ancient Chinese tombs

Last update: 14/03/2018
ZHENGZHOU, March 14 (Bernama) -- Archaeologists have found more than 500 artifacts in a tomb complex in Zhoukou, a city in central China's Henan Province, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting local authorities.

The artifacts include pottery, bronze, iron, silver and stone items dating back thousands of years, according to Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology.

"One copper stamp is extremely valuable," said Zhu Shuzheng, a researcher with the institute and leader of the archaeology team, on Tuesday.

Based on characters on both sides, the stamp has been proved to have belonged to a government official in charge of rural civic-mindedness and folk customs in Yinyang Township.

"It is a reference to the official ranks and social culture in rural communities during the Han Dynasty (202 B.C.-220 A.D.)," he said.....


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