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Rare amber found in Han Dynasty's tomb

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2015-12-15 13:33 Comments

Rare amber found in Han Dynasty's tomb

An archeologist shows the amber unearthed from Marquis Haihun's tomb. [Photo/Chinanes.com]

Rare amber with insects inside has been unearthed at Marquis Haihun's tomb dating back to the ancient China's Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD) in Nanchang in Jiangxi province. Archeologists also found remains of lacquer works in the tomb.

According to the archeologists, the size of the amber equals a grape. There are aligned shallow holes in two ends of the amber.

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