Ancient Chu tomb unearthed in Hubei
Updated: 2014-12-30 14:24
Archeological team excavates the ancient tomb in Jingzhou city of Central China's Hubei province on Dec 25, 2014. [Photo/cnhubei.com]
A Chu tomb belonging to the Chinese Warring States Period (475-221 BC) has been unearthed at Xiajiatai cemetery in Jingzhou city of Central China's Hubei province on Dec 25, 2014.
The well-preserved coffin chamber is rectangle shaped and black in color.
More than 30 burial objects have been retrieved from the tomb, including a pair of wooden figurines, a leathered amour, and some dried fish.
These items turned out to be of great research value for Chinese archeology and the whole coffin will be transported to Jingzhou Museum for research and preservation, according to the archeologists.
So far, 385 tombs have been discovered at Xiajiatai cemetery, and more than 80 percent of them belong to the Warring States Period.