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In Photos: Ancient King's Mausoleum Discovered in China

Rabbit belt hook

rabbit belt hook

(Image credit: Photo courtesy Chinese Archaeology)

The mausoleum also contains 11 attendant tombs, located to the north of Liu Fei's tomb. Human sacrifice had largely ceased in China by the second century B.C., so the people buried here likely were not killed when Liu Fei died. This image shows a gold rabbit belt hook found in one of the tombs.

Chariot and horse

A chariot-and-horse pit, made of wood, lacquer, bronze, gold and silver, found in one of the pits in the mausoleum where archaeologists found the tomb of Liu Fei.

(Image credit: Photo courtesy Chinese Archaeology)

The mausoleum also contains two chariot-and-horse pits, such as this colorfully decorated chariot, found in one of the pits, made of wood, lacquer, bronze, gold and silver.

Chariot-and-horse pit

Another image of this colorful chariot. In addition to this chariot four other examples were found in the same pit.

(Image credit: Photo courtesy Chinese Archaeology)

Another image of this colorful chariot. In addition to this chariot four other examples were found in the same pit.