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Olympic dig finds old tombs

About 1,100 cultural relics were unearthed at Beijing Olympic venue construction sites last year

About 1,100 cultural relics were unearthed at Beijing Olympic venue construction sites last year.

The relics were discovered at 10 different venues and included about 700 tombs dating from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Beijing is building or renovating 31 venues for the Games, and has embarked on a US $40 billion upgrade of the city's infrastructure.

Last October, work stopped at the Beijing Olympic shooting venue after workers found an imperial-era tomb several hundred meters away from the site of several Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) tombs, unearthed during construction of the Beijing shooting range hall in May.

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