Han Dynasty tomb found in north China’s Hebei Province

SHIJIAZHUANG (Xinhua) – A tomb dating back to the Han Dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE) has been found in north China’s Hebei Province recently, the local cultural relics protection department said yesterday.

Located in the Beianle Township in the city of Wu’an, the ancient tomb measures 4.9 metres long, 2.25 metres wide and 2.3 metres high. The inner bricks were all fan-shaped, according to the cultural relics protection department of Wu’an.

The tomb was accidentally found when villagers of Beianle Village were creating a garden. More than 20 pieces of silverware, bronzeware and pottery were unearthed from the tomb, which will contribute to research on the social history and ceramics of the Han Dynasty.

Judging from the characteristics of the tomb and the unearthed items, archaeologists determined that the tomb might be from the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 CE), said Jia Mingtian, a department employee.