Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ancient tomb found in downtown Guangzhou
A tomb with more than 1,000 years of history was unearthed in downtown Guangzhou recently, according to the local archaeology institute.

"We prospected the region for antiquities for a long time before discovering the tomb last month," Ma Jianguo, a researcher with the Guangzhou Research Institute of Historical Relics and Archaeology, said yesterday.

Ma said the red brick tomb was built in the Southern Dynasty (AD420-589) for people of wealth.

The tomb is located in the eastern part of the city on Huanshidong Road, one of Guangzhou's busiest areas.