Precious bricked mural tombs discovered
The one-year archeological excavation of Jin (960-1276), Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (13681644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties’ tombs in Haojiagou village of Fenxi county in Shanxi province has achieved major results. 172 tombs were discovered and 200 pieces or sets of cultural relic items were unearthed, with three bricked mural tombs as highlights, according to Xinhua News Agency.
This excavation area covers more than 4,000 square meters and various relics, including pottery, ceramics, iron wares, stone items, copper wares, bricks and tiles, were found at the site.
The three bricked mural tombs discovered by archeologists from Jin and Yuan dynasties were found in their entirety. Two of them are wooden-like octagon single room brick tombs, and the other round brick tomb.
A mountain village on a cliff in southwestern China has been building a huge steel ladder to connect it to the outside world more securely. The village started to construct the ladder in August with an investment of $147,928 from local authorities. The isolated village of Atuleer at the top of a mountain in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province, is perched nearly 3,300 feet above the valley floor. Villagers need to climb 17 rattan ladders to reach their homes.