News

3,000-year-old tombs unearthed in Tibet

Lhasa, April 10: Archaeologists announced on Monday that they have excavated tombs dating back some 3,000 years in southwest Chi’s Tibet Autonomous Region. A total of nine tombs were found in ruins 10 km from the county seat of Zanda in Ali Prefecture, Xinhua quoted Shaka Wangdui, an archaeologist with the regiol institute of cultural heritage protection, as saying. The institution, in cooperation with the Shanxi provincial institute of archaeology, excavated the ruins in the Sangda valley along the Langchen Zangbo River from July to August 2017. Carbon dating has determined that the tombs were in two groups, with the first group of around 3,000 to 3,500 years old and the second group around 2,100 to 2,300 years old. IANS