Tuesday, May 01, 2007

2500-year-old tomb uncovered
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have found a 2500-year-old tomb in eastern China containing 40 coffins that could provide rare clues to life in the region at the time.

The number of coffins found in the tomb in east China's Jiangxi province is unusual for that period in history, Fan Changsheng, director of the Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, told Xinhua news agency yesterday.

Experts were wondering why so many were buried together and whose remains were contained in the coffins, he said.