Han tomb with murals found

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Murals over two thousand years old still retaining their colors: that's an amazing find in a tomb in the suburbs of Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi province.

A ramp leads to the tomb chambers. Murals decorate both the vault and the brick walls.

Cheng Linquan, director, Institute of archeology, said, The upper part is painted with celestial signs and the lower part is painted with life scenes. We see here is a woman carrying a baby, while leading another child. The lines are simple and earthy, reflecting the art style of that era.

Experts speculate the tomb owner might be from a noble family. But more details need to be further verified. Protection of the tomb is in the process.

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