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Ancient luxury tomb discovered in Chongqing

Date: 2015.08.06 Editor: Evelyn Shi

A luxury tomb from Song Dynasty has been discovered in Baisha town, about 90 kilometers southwest of Chongqing municipality. This tomb has a history of more than 700 year, according to a local archeologist taking part in the excavation work.


It is a rectangle double-chamber tomb measuring 8.5 meters in length, 7.5 meters in width and 3 meters in height. Several exquisite engravings have been found inside the tomb, which show that the tomb owner was possibly a person of high social status.



Many carved warriors with stern faces have also been discovered, who were probably the guards of the grave. Such a huge and complicated structured tomb decorated with delicate carvings is quite rare.


The tomb was raided before as some fragments were found inside the tomb.