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Antiques of Warring States unearthed in N China

2010-08-13 10:31:25 GMT2010-08-13 18:31:25 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The photo taken on Aug. 12, 2010 shows antique potteries excavated from tombs dating back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD) in Xingtai City, north China's Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Gong Zhihong)

A worker shows an entique pottery casket excavated from tombs dating back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD) in Xingtai City, north China's Hebei Province.

A worker arranges antique potteries excavated from tombs dating back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD) in Xingtai City, north China's Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Gong Zhihong)

A worker shows an entique pottery pot excavated from tombs dating back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD) in Xingtai City, north China's Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Gong Zhihong)

The photo taken on Aug. 12, 2010 shows an entique pottery excavated from a tomb dating back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD) in Xingtai City, north China's Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Gong Zhihong)

A worker arranges antique potteries excavated from ancient tombs in Xingtai City, north China's Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Gong Zhihong)

Photos taken on Aug. 12, 2010 showed antique potteries excavated from tombs dating back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD) in Xingtai City, north China's Hebei Province.

Archeologists have unearthed more than 260 antiques, such as spade-shaped coins, brass bells and pottery vessels, from 93 tombs of the Warring States (475-221 BC) period and the Han Dynasty in Xingtai's Zhangduo Village.

The move was to protect the antiques from the potential effect brought by China's ongoing project of diverting water from the south to the north.

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