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Wuwangdun largest scale, highest rank Chu state tomb uncovered to date

Wuwangdun tomb in Huainan, Anhui province [Photo provided to China Daily]

The National Cultural Heritage Administration announced on Tuesday the Wuwangdun tomb in Huainan, Anhui province as the largest in scale, highest in rank and most structurally complex Chu state tomb ever excavated through scientific measures to date.

As a Chu state tomb dating back to the late of Warring States Period (475-221 BC), the site has an independent cemetery surrounded by a moat, covering an area of about 1.5 square kilometers. Inside the cemetery there are chariot and sacrifice pits and tombs accompanying the largest No 1 tomb, believed to be owner of the cemetery.