Archaeology magazine names a Han Dynasty tomb a top discovery of 2023

Updated: Dec 7, 2023 By Qin Feng in Xi'an and Zou Shuo Print
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The remains of sacrificed animals that were unearthed in a tomb belong to Emperor Wen of the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). [Photo provided to]

Archaeology magazine chose to include the remains of more than 400 sacrificed animals in their list of top 10 discoveries of 2023. Among the remains is the first skeleton of a giant panda to be found in a tomb in China. The tomb is part of a mausoleum that belonged to Emperor Wen of the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220).

The magazine is a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, which has released a top 10 discoveries list annually since 2006.

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