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Exquisite cultural relics unearthed in Laohekou, Hubei

Source: hubei.gov.cn

Experts look at the cultural relics unearthed

The site of archaeological excavation (photo by Xia Yonghui)

A pottery dog unearthed

Graves from Han (206 BC-AD 220) and Tang (618-907) dynasties were discovered in Laohekou, central China's Hubei province, according to the city's cultural relics protection department on August 7, 2017.

At present, 21 tombs of Han and Jin (265-420) dynasties, as well as a kiln site of Han dynasty have been unearthed, with a large number of exquisite cultural relics excavated.

As introduced, culture relics department has prospected a total of 56 graves and one kiln site. The cultural relics unearthed include bronze mirror with decorations of dragon and tiger, bronze belt hook, green glazed pottery oven, etc.

The graves are located at the site of Longgang in Longgang Village in the main urban area of Laohekou. According to the cultural relics unearthed, this district enjoyed great prosperity in the past.

(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)