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China finds over 100 ancient tombs near Tibet’s capital Lhasa

Tombs of Early Tibetan Kings. (Photo courtesy: tibettravel)
Tombs of Early Tibetan Kings. (Photo courtesy: tibettravel)

(TibetanReview.net, May19, 2018) – China said May 17 that it had discovered more than 100 ancient tombs in a county in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, citing regional cultural protection institute.

Norbu Tashi, a researcher at the institute, said archaeologists found the tombs late last year during the excavation of a graveyard covering more than 200,000 square metres in Quxu (Tibetan: Chushur) County, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency May 17,

The report cited archaeologists as saying all the tombs show signs of damage to various degrees due to centuries of erosion by rain and the impact of human activities.

The report said archaeologists found pieces of human bone and ceramic relics when they excavated two of the tombs, with radiocarbon tests showing they were 1,180 to 1,286 years old.

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