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

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