Imperial-Era Tombs Discovered on Site of New Beijing Mega-Airport

Workers building Beijing’s mega-airport of the future have stumbled over a bit of the city’s past.

Over 200 tombs from the Qing era (1644-1912) have been excavated in the maintenance and repair facilities for the new Beijing Daxing Airport currently under construction to the south of the capital.

Tombs and coffins, including double and multiple burials (always good to get that family discount) as well as pottery, bowls, bracelets, and other jewelry were among the items uncovered after officials called in researchers from the Beijing Cultural Relics Bureau.