Update on Xinzheng Burial Ground

28 Oct

The Cultured Muse

They closed off the site before we could see any more of the progress; however, we do know that they have uncovered about 40 tombs so far.  There are estimated to be at least 200 more not yet excavated.  They have been finding random odds and ends in the graves, including pottery and some gold jewelry.  It is believed that this was the burial ground for the village, so it is  a mixture of lovely graves and less up-kept ones.   At least some date back to the 3rd Century B.C.E., around the late Warring States Kingdom of Han.  Right now, the government has closed the area off to students and visitors, and they will be monitoring the progress.  Xinzheng is the “Birthplace” of China because Emperor Huangdi was born here.  It was the central-point for several dynastic governments, and there is a lot of history here.  It will be…

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