Chinese experts discover 113 ancient human remains buried in household clay containers


Archaeologists have discovered a group of 2,000-year-old tombs using a unique ancient burial method in central China.

A total of 113 human remains have been found and each of them was wrapped with two to three clay containers, reported the People’s Daily Online.

Chinese historians said the finding of the large-scale tomb site was significant in helping them understand the burial customs of the Western Han Dynasty (202BC-8).

Impressive: Archaeologists have discovered a group of 2,000-year-old tombs using a unqiue ancient burial method in China

Impressive: Archaeologists have discovered a group of 2,000-year-old tombs using a unqiue ancient burial method in China

Unusual: A total of 113 human remains have been found and each of them was wrapped with two to three clay containers

Unusual: A total of 113 human remains have been found and each of them was wrapped with two to three clay containers

Rare: The method, called 'urn burial', was thought to be used on children, but tombs of six adults have been found this time

Rare: The method, called ‘urn burial’, was thought to be used on children, but tombs of six adults have been found this time

The group tombs are located in Huanghua City, northern China’s…



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