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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Hanging Coffins

These ancient "hanging coffins" were found in a rock cave in the cliffs along the Yangtze River. They were among the finds the local cultural heritage staff made as they raced to research and rescue ancient ruins along the River before they were lost forever under the rising water of the second phase of the Three Gorges Dam Project. Coffins made of wood are thought to have belonged to the legendary Ba people were were thought to have
inhabited the area. More can be read about the coffins by googling "Hanging Coffins of China". Posted by Picasa


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