Monday, December 10, 2007

Nearly 1,000 ancient tombs found in China

Archaeologists in China recently discovered nearly 1,000 tombs in Henan Province, some of which may have been created 2,200 years ago.

A significant portion of the 972 discovered tombs are thought to date back to China's Eastern Zhou Dynasty, which occurred between 770-221 B.C., while others have been linked to the later Han and Northern Wei Dynasties, China's official Xinhua news agency said Saturday.

The hundreds of tombs were found near the ancient city of Luoyang, which served as the capital of six major Chinese dynasties.