Chinese Archaeologists Dig Up 2,600-Year-Old Tombs, Xinhua Says

Archaeologists have unearthed more than 200 tombs dating back to the Spring and Autumn period (771-476 BC) in central China’s Henan Province, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday.

The tombs, spanning more than 200,000 square meters in Yichuan County of Luoyang city, encompassed eight horse and chariot pits, over 30 ash pits and more than 10 kilns, archaeologists told the agency.

Archaeologists believe the site was home to an ancient tribe, one of the few in the region whose migration was recorded, according to the report. In addition to the tombs, an ancient city dating back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220) was also discovered, Xinhua said. 

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