An army of tomb raiders set siege to China’s ancient treasures

The-looted-interior-of-a-nearly-1800-year-old-tomb-near-the-city-of-Anyang-in-central-Henan-province-710x335 An army of tomb raiders set siege to China’s ancient treasures

It’s perhaps not surprising that grave robbing has a long tradition in China – after all, Chinese civilization stretches back several thousand years. But a 21st century twist is turning this age-old crime into an epidemic. Inspired by get-rich-quick yarns and a series of popular novels, young migrant workers and peasants have teamed up in the thousands through internet chat rooms to loot historic tombs in key provinces.

Cool Finds: A look at some 2000 year old, Han Dynasty pottery & earthenwares

DSC04067 Cool Finds: A look at some 2000 year old, Han Dynasty pottery & earthenwares

Note: All images are clickable. During our treks and travels, we come across all sorts of rare, unusual and interesting things. Like this 300 year old temple table we stumbled across this past summer. Or this Chinese ancestor painting which eventually wound up permanently wall-mounted in a friends living room. But this cache of Han Dynasty […]

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