Over 2000-yr-old tombs in E. China to give glimpse of ancient culture
NANJING, July 30 (Xinhua) -- A total of 46 ancient tombs of more than 2,000 years old have been preserved in a national archaeological park in east China's Jiangsu Province.
According to Liu Baoshan, director of the city's archeology institute, the history of the tombs can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 B.C.) and the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). They are among the more than 140 ancient tombs found in the Hongshan National Archaeological Site Park in the city of Wuxi after several archaeological excavations.
The archaeological site was first unveiled in 2002 during the construction of a local project, with seven ancient tombs and more than 2,300 cultural relics unearthed.
A total of 68 million yuan (about 9.72 million U.S. dollars) have been invested in the preservation and restoration work of the 46 ancient tombs, said Lu Junning, curator of the museum in the Hongshan National Archaeological Site Park.
"We will improve the surrounding environment of the tombs and open it to the public to help people know more about the ancient culture," Lu said. Enditem