Monday, October 16, 2006

Imperial-era tomb stops work at Beijing shooting venue
Work was halted at a Beijing Olympic shooting venue after workers unearthed an imperial-era tomb at the site, a Chinese newspaper reported on Monday.

The tomb was located about 100 meters from the site of several Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) tombs unearthed during construction of the Beijing Shooting Range Hall in May, the Beijing Times said.

Workers laying pipe at the site on Saturday night had discovered a "relatively large chamber with a structure" and subsequently informed authorities, the paper said.