The ancient coffins were placed in holes, carved into an area covering more than 50 metres, on the side of a 100-metre-high cliff, beside a river near the Three Gorges Dam in China’s Hubei province. Photo: Three Gorges Business News The ancient coffins were placed in holes, carved into an area covering more than 50 metres, on the side of a 100-metre-high cliff, beside a river near the Three Gorges Dam in China’s Hubei province. Photo: Three Gorges Business News
The ancient coffins were placed in holes, carved into an area covering more than 50 metres, on the side of a 100-metre-high cliff, beside a river near the Three Gorges Dam in China’s Hubei province. Photo: Three Gorges Business News

131 ancient Chinese ‘hanging’ coffins found on side of 100m cliff near Three Gorges Dam

Archaeologists say coffins, placed in caves carved into the rock face in remote area of Hubei province, were built 1,200 years ago during Tang dynasty (618-907)

The ancient coffins were placed in holes, carved into an area covering more than 50 metres, on the side of a 100-metre-high cliff, beside a river near the Three Gorges Dam in China’s Hubei province. Photo: Three Gorges Business News The ancient coffins were placed in holes, carved into an area covering more than 50 metres, on the side of a 100-metre-high cliff, beside a river near the Three Gorges Dam in China’s Hubei province. Photo: Three Gorges Business News
The ancient coffins were placed in holes, carved into an area covering more than 50 metres, on the side of a 100-metre-high cliff, beside a river near the Three Gorges Dam in China’s Hubei province. Photo: Three Gorges Business News
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