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600 cliff burials dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty, excavated in China

image from: China News

image from: China News

According to the Art Newspaper, archaeologists in China’s Sichuan Province have done extensive excavations of 600 cliff burials across two mountains; a practice done to bring the deceased closer to god and the sun.

Most of the burial sites were constructed between the first and sixth century AD and studies have dated the eldest tomb to the Eastern Han dynasty (AD25-220).

While it is believed that the burials were looted a long time ago, archaeologist have recovered stone coffins and various pieces of pottery.

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