Saturday, February 25, 2006

Archaeology: 2,200 year old children's tombs discovered in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region reports that Chinese archaeologists have found a 2200-year-old graveyard containing the remains of children in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Nearly 20 tombs at the 100-square meter graveyard were unearthed at the ruins of ancient Tuchengzi Town in Helinger County. Earthenware jar-shaped coffins for housing the children's remains were found inside the tombs, which date back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD).