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On a mountainside: ancient burials dating back to 1800 have been found in China years

The complex, called the “Tombs of Anren Miaozhushan”, included 10 brick chamber tombs and three earthen pits.

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On December 13, the Hunan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archeology issued a press release saying that archaeologists have discovered 13 tombs in a burial complex near Paishanxiang, Kansas City reported. strong> Telegram channel . Subscribe to keep up to date with the latest and most exciting news from the world of science!

On a mountainside: 1800-year-old tombs found in China

On a mountainside: 1800-year-old tombs found in China

According to the researchers, each brick chamber tomb had a relatively short passageway and a door leading to a single burial chamber. Most burial chambers were rectangular with brick platforms inside.

On the side of a mountain: 1800-year-old tombs found in China

On the side of a mountain: 1800-year-old tombs found in China

Many of the bricks had a geometric ornament, and some patterns in the form of leaf veins. No inscriptions were found. Three of the ground graves were deep pits with small holes, the report said. The bottoms of the pits were large and had earthen platforms; the depth of these burials ranged from 3 to 5 meters.

On a mountainside: 1800-year-old tombs found in China

On a mountainside: 1800-year-old tombs found in China

Some of the pits had a thin layer of sand inside, which could be related to the floor of the deceased, said Chen Bing, head of excavations at the tomb complex, Xinhua. Most of the tombs are over 1800 years old and date from the Han Dynasty from 25 to 220 AD. According to archaeologists, nine graves contained funerary items. Among them were pots, cauldrons, jugs and basins.

On the side of a mountain: 1800-year-old tombs found in China

On a mountainside: 1800-year-old burials found in China

Pots, lamps and knives were found in other burials. Several stone ornaments were also found.

On a mountainside: 1800-year-old tombs found in China

On a mountainside: 1800-year-old tombs found in China

According to the researchers, the commonness of grave goods indicates that these graves most likely belonged to ordinary civilians.

On a mountainside: 1800-year-old tombs found in China

On the screen in the bosom of the mountain: 1800-year-old tombs found in China

According to the head of the study, the 14th burial was later discovered, which remains to be explored.