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Monday, 8 May 2006

Imperial Tombs

Work on the construction of the shooting ranges for the Beijing 2008 Olympics has been suspended, following the discovery of some imperial tombs.

The tombs were found in mid April, are believed to date back five to six centuries to the Ming dynasty. It is speculated that they were for eunuchs serving at the imperial court.

Usually, during construction projects in Beijing, artifacts discovered are removed or destroyed before experts can examine them.

A spokeswoman for the Beijing Olympic organizers, Zhu Jing, said that she had no information on how the discovery would affect construction.

I wonder if the Olympic facilities now being constructed will last as long?

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