Gold Treasure found in Chinese tomb

Gold Treasure found in Chinese tomb

World December 25, 2015 12:42

NANCHANG - In a 2000 year old Chinese tomb is a treasure of 285 gold coins discovered. It is the largest find of gold coins in a tomb from the time of the Han dynasty ever, the Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported Friday.


         The coins were excavated from the tomb of the first Haihunhou (Marquess of Haihun) in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province. The coins weigh about 250 grams each and are packed into lacquered boxes. According to the head of the excavation team, it seems that the gold items to the Marquis have been donated by the emperor.
Researchers are still working on the main chamber of the tomb in the cemetery Haihunhou. It covers about 40 000 square meters and contains eight tombs and a graveyard for horses who had drawn chariots.



         The coins were excavated from the tomb of the first Haihunhou (Marquess of Haihun) in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province. The coins weigh about 250 grams each and are packed into lacquered boxes. According to the head of the excavation team, it seems that the gold items to the Marquis have been donated by the emperor.
Researchers are still working on the main chamber of the tomb in the cemetery Haihunhou. It covers about 40 000 square meters and contains eight tombs and a graveyard for horses who had drawn chariots.


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