Over 1,000 Ancient Tombs Discovered at Construction Site in Tongzhou

Construction workers building Beijing’s future have instead stumbled onto a bit of the city’s past.

Over 1,000 ancient tombs have been unearthed by construction crews working on Beijing’s new administrative center in Tongzhou.

At a press conference held late last month, officials from the Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage announced that more than 10,000 cultural relics, including pottery, porcelain, and bronzes were recovered from 60 separate sites over the past year.