Ancient tomb belongs to top general: scholars (China)

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Chinese scholars reported Wednesday that a large ancient tomb they unearthed earlier in Northwest Shaanxi Province belongs to a high-ranking general that was guarded by hundreds of nude pottery figurines.

The large tomb, located in Chang'an district of Xi'an, the capital city of ancient Western Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD), belongs to Zhang Anshi.

Zhang was credited with preserving stability along the western border in the Xinjiang region, China Business View reported Thursday, saying the discovery might help provide clues about the military during that time period.

It is the first tomb complex of a noble leader in the Han Dynasty, that had been intact when it was excavated in 2008, said the report, noting that tomb raiders might have broken into the tomb due to the discovery of some holes.

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