5 ancient tombs of Song and Ming Dynasties discovered in China

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Shanghai, May 29 (ANI): An archaeological team has discovered five ancient tombs of the Song and Ming dynasties in Huai'an, east China's Jiangsu Province.

According to a report in Shanghai Daily, the burial sites were originally accidentally discovered by workers of local electricity supply department when they made the ground work to set up a power-supply tower, a member of the archaeological team said.

The history of the tombs dated back to Song Dynasty (960-1279) and Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), confirmed by the experts who studied the discoveries from inside the tombs.

"We find at last 5 tombs in No.57 (Electricity-Supply) Tower Footing Area, from two different ages namely Song and Ming," said Yin Zenghuai, member of the archeological team in Huai'an Municipal Museum, Jiangsu.

There are two burial styles: brick-wall tomb and coffin burial.

According to the tombs' size and style, experts confirm that they are small and medium-sized family tombs.

Inside the tomb, burying a couple in Ming Dynasty, 4 well-preserved Longquan celadon bowls were discovered.

The excavation work is continuing, covering larger areas around the tomb sites. (ANI)

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