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Friday, February 09, 2007

Olympic Construction Unearths Ancient Treasure Trove

The New York Times had this story yesterday about some of the archaeological remains they are uncovering while digging the site for the 2008 Olympic Games. They are discovering remains dating back to the Han Dynasty; over 2000 years ago.

So far, they've uncovered 700 ancient burial sites and recovered 1,538 artifacts, including porcelain urns and jade jewelry, while collecting more than 6,000 ancient coins. Interesting story.

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