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Main coffin from Haihunhou cemetery moved to lab for research

Updated: 2016-01-15 14:13:48

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The main coffin from the Haihunhou cemetery is packed for transfer at the site in Nanchang, capital of East China's Jiangxi province, Jan 15, 2016. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

The main coffin discovered at the Haihunhou cemetery in Nanchang, capital of East China's Jiangxi province, has been transferred to a nearby laboratory for further archeological study.

The Haihunhou cemetery, dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC- 25 AD), covers some 40,000 square meters and contains eight tombs and a chariot burial site with walls that stretch for almost 900 meters.

Archeologists suspect that the main tomb is that of Liu He, grandson of Emperor Wu, the greatest ruler of the Han Dynasty, one of the most prosperous periods in China's history.

The site is considered the most complete cemetery from the Western Han Dynasty.

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