Zhengzhou, November 29 (Xinhua) - Chinese archaeologists have discovered an ancient tomb that goes back to the period of spring and autumn (770 BC-476 BC) in the cemetery Xuyang in Luoyang, the central province of Henan of China.

It is believed to be the tomb of a noble or real of the people of Luhun Rong, an ethnic group that emigrated from the northwest and central China inhabited during the period.

Bronze and charillion bells, jade ornaments and thumb rings were found in the well-preserved grave that was surrounded by horses and car wells. , said Wu Yeheng, who is in charge of the excavation site.

It is believed that the tomb has integrated the burial customs of the town of Rong and the culture of the China Central. Plains located in the middle and lower reach of the Yellow River, given the Bronze Funeral Objects, as well as the heads and horseshows, oxen and sheep that are in the car wells, according to Shi Jiazhen, head of the Institute of Cultural relics and archeology in Luoyang.

Liu Qingzhu, an archaeologist with the Chinese Academy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the discovery of the tomb also confirmed the migration of the people of Luhun Rong as registered in history.

The tomb shows social life at that time, as well as cultural integration and evolution, which provides solid evidence of the inclusion of Chinese civilization, Liu added.

Skeletons of five people: a man and four women around the age of 30 according to the preliminary evaluation, buried with the dead in an act of human sacrifice They also found themselves in the tomb.

Additional study on human sacrifice in the tomb is necessary since the cruel practice of sacrificial burial had ceased to exist during the spring and autumn period, according to Wang Minghui , another researcher with the Academy.

Located in Luoyang's Yichuan County, Xuyang Cemetery is a cluster of tombs that belongs to Rong's former migrants. It is the first discovery of Rong remains in the central plains.

Excavation work in the cemetery began in 2013, with 150 tombs excavated so far, including 12 large and medium size. The archaeological excavation of the cemetery is underway. EndItem

Zhengzhou  Luoyang 

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