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Ancient tombs undergo excavation in Hebei

Archaeologists announced on June 12 that the ancient tombs found in Gujun village in Hebei province have a long history dating back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) and the early Warring States Period (475-221 BC).

The Gujun ancient tombs, named after the surrounding village, were discovered in 2015 and an archaeological team made up of experts from Hebei province’s cultural relics institute and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences started excavation work in April 2016.

The ancient tombs measure an area of 500,000 square meters, and the unearthed parts account for 5,000 sq m.

Archaeologists have discovered many items over the one-year period, including 28 tombs, bronzeware, weapons, pottery, crystal and jade.

An aerial view of Gujun ancient tombs in Hebei province on June 12. [Photo/Xinhua]

An archaeologist excavates the ruins of Gujun ancient tombs on June 12. [Photo/Xinhua]

Two archaeologists repair unearthed pottery pieces on June 12. [Photo/Xinhua]

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