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Post time 2018-6-11 17:15:22 |Display all floors
(Xinhua) -- Police in northwest China's Qinghai Province have seized eight suspected tomb raiders and an antique dealer, recovering 54 items.

Some residents at a village of Tongren County found several holes in their farmland between April and May.

Fan Haiyun, deputy head with Tongren police, said the holes were dug by tomb raiders.

On June 1, police caught four suspects who attempting to rob tombs in neighboring Xunhua county in Qinghai. Police followed the lead and seized another four suspected tomb raiders and a dealer in neighboring Gansu Province.

The tombs date back to the Kayue culture period (900 B.C. -- 600 B.C.).

Believed to be related to the ancient Qiang people that disappeared, Kayue culture was discovered in 1923 at Kayue village in Qinghai.

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Post time 2018-6-11 23:12:45 |Display all floors
tomb raiders..shame, and it's been going on in almost every country that has a rich history like China, Egypt
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Post time 2018-6-12 08:42:29 |Display all floors
Interesting news, but the original post lacks information. What did the robbers really seek to find in those tombs? Was there anything valuable to remove?

If they punched a hole into those graves, their intent might have been to empty it and to prepare it for their own burial. Land resources are so scarce in China the living have to make preparations during their lifetime for their afterlife.

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