The excavation site at the Xianyang International Airport construction site in Xian, Shaanxi province, China. Photo: Weibo
The excavation site at the Xianyang International Airport construction site in Xian, Shaanxi province, China. Photo: Weibo
History

Thousands of ancient tombs uncovered on construction sites in Xian, home of the terracotta army

  • Archaeologists work overtime through the Lunar New Year holiday digging up relics to avoid causing delays to airport and subway extensions
  • Xian was China’s capital city for 1,100 years, and every major excavation unearths archaeologically valuable relics spanning thousands of years

The excavation site at the Xianyang International Airport construction site in Xian, Shaanxi province, China. Photo: Weibo
The excavation site at the Xianyang International Airport construction site in Xian, Shaanxi province, China. Photo: Weibo
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