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Important Silk Road heritage relics discovered on western Tibetan plateau

 Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archeology revealed on the Jan 28th  that archaeologists have discovered and cleared nine tombs at the Gebusiru cemetery in Ali Zhada County in Tibet, which is an important heritage relic on the Silk Road on western Tibetan plateau.mjGSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

According to reports, The discovery was made by the institute in the course of aid Tibet work in 2017, archaeologists unearthed the Gebuiru cemetery in Ali Zhada County, Tibet. Nine graves were cleared.mjGSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Unearthed more than 300 pieces of various types of relics, including pottery, stone, bone, copper, iron, wood, glass, shell ornaments and cortex, and collected about 100 human and animal bones.mjGSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Based on the characteristics of the excavated material, it is preliminarily inferred that the dates of the eight trenches of stone trenches are between the 3rd and 7th centuries BC, and the time of the other tomb may be as late as the Han and Jin Dynasties.mjGSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Zhang Jianlin, a researcher at the Archeology Research Institute of Shaanxi Province, said that the structure, burial customs and funerary objects of these two types of tombs not only show the rich cultural factors of the northern grasslands, but also reflect the differences between the region and Central Asia, South Asia, Xinjiang and other regions of cultural exchanges and contacts, is an important cultural relics on the Silk Road in the western Tibetan plateau.mjGSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

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