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Ancient Bronze Funeral Item Uncovered in China

December 31, 2005|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A rare bronze horse and chariot were unearthed in Ziyang, a city in southwest China, according to the Sichuan Provincial Archeology Research Institute.

The bronze funeral object is believed to date to the Han Dynasty, which ran from 206 BC to AD 220 or to the Qin Dynasty, spanning 221 BC to 206 BC. The horse and chariot were buried about 10 yards deep and were found about a yard above an ancient tomb.

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