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JINAN, April 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese archaeologists have discovered a tomb where an ancient warlord may have once rested, as well as a collection of artifacts dating back more than 2,500 years.

The tomb was found near a tourist resort in Yishui county in east China’s Shandong province in January. Several bronze weapons, musical utensils, pieces of jade jewelry and ritual utensils have been unearthed from the site since then.

Judging from the size of the tomb and the scale and type of artifacts it contained, it may have contained the body of a dignitary who lived about 2,600 years ago during the Eastern Zhou Period (770 - 256 BC), said Hao Daohua, a researcher from the Shandong Archaeology Research Institute and leader of the excavation project.

The Eastern Zhou Period was a chaotic time in Chinese history, marked by wars between the small kingdoms that occupied several areas in east and central China. Read more.