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  • Several ancient tombs were discovered under a construction site near a dining hall in Sun Yat-sen University’s campus in Guangzhou on Jan. 6. The oldest is thought to date to the Eastern Han dynasty (A.D. 25-220). Authorities have cordoned off the area to investigate and preserve the relics there. Photo: VCG_ Gallery: Boning Up — Ancient Tomb Site Found Next to University Canteen
     
     
    Several ancient tombs were discovered under a construction site near a dining hall in Sun Yat-sen University’s campus in Guangzhou on Jan. 6. The oldest is thought to date to the Eastern Han dynasty (A.D. 25-220). Authorities have cordoned off the area to investigate and preserve the relics there. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: Boning Up — Ancient Tomb Site Found Next to University Canteen

Officials said the tombs, found at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, had been seriously damaged by human activity

01.07.2019
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Several ancient tombs were discovered under a construction site near a dining hall in Sun Yat-sen University’s campus in Guangzhou on Jan. 6. The oldest is thought to date to the Eastern Han dynasty (A.D. 25-220). Authorities have cordoned off the area to investigate and preserve the relics there. Photo: VCG
The unearthed ancient tomb site is seen from above on Jan. 6. Photo: VCG
An excavator is seen working at the site. Officials said the tombs had been seriously damaged by human activity. Photo: VCG
Experts are now working to save the cultural relics. Photo: VCG
A variety of prehistoric stone tools, ancient tombs and cultural relics have been discovered previously on the site. Photo: VCG

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Gallery: Boning Up — Ancient Tomb Site Found Next to University Canteen