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Academy releases top 6 archaeological finds of 2015

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Academy releases top 6 archaeological finds of 2015

The photos show gold items, a jade pendant, and a turtle-shaped jade seal unearthed from the Haihunhou cemetery dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) in Nanchang, Jiangxi province. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has released China's six top new archaeological discoveries of 2015 on Tuesday.

The results were chosen from dozens of new archaeological discoveries in 2015 by judges from the SACH, the Institute of Archaeology under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Peking University, the National Museum and other archaeological institutions.

1. Haihunhou cemetery in Jiangxi

Artifacts found at the cemetery are preserved at a laboratory in Nanchang of East China's Jiangxi province for further study. The Haihunhou cemetery is located a kilometer from the nearest village in Nanchang. It covers some 40,000 square meters with eight tombs and a chariot burial site with walls that stretch for almost 900 meters. The site was first discovered in November and it is considered the most complete cemetery of the Western Han Dynasty.

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