Archaeologists uncover an ancient Chinese burial vessel for children in 2016. Photo:  Xinhua
Archaeologists uncover an ancient Chinese burial vessel for children in 2016. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese scientists discover remains of 128 children buried in urns in ancient Chinese funerary tradition

  • The skeletons are believed to be about 2,000 years old and would not have been cremated
  • The urns acted as a protection for the bodies and are a major reason the skeletons preserved well to this day

Topic |   Archaeology and palaeontology
Archaeologists uncover an ancient Chinese burial vessel for children in 2016. Photo:  Xinhua
Archaeologists uncover an ancient Chinese burial vessel for children in 2016. Photo: Xinhua
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