Archaeologists find evidence of contacts with India and Nepal in Tibet

(ORDO NEWS) — For three years now, Chinese scientists have been studying an ancient burial site found in 2017 in the west of the Tibet Autonomous Region. At an excavation site in the Dzanda district, they found artifacts more than two thousand years old.

In the place of Sangma Lunga, an ancient cemetery was discovered, which was used from about 300 BC. to 600 AD At this place, scientists have found wooden figurines that have not previously been found in Chinese scientists have been studying an ancient burial site found in 2017 in the west of the Tibet Autonomous Region for three years. At an excavation site in Zanda County, they found artifacts more than two thousand years old in Tibet. It is reported by People’s Daily Online.

According to a senior researcher at the local institute for the protection of relics He Wei, similar figurines were made at that time in the territory of the present-day Turpan district in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Archaeologists also found six silver and gold jewelry, similar to those found in burials in northern Nepal and northwest India. Found in Sangma Lunga and copper products. They were not found in India, but they are found in Sichuan and Hubei in central China.

According to scientists, the cultures of Tibet, China, India and Nepal were integrated in this region 2.3-1.4 thousand years ago. At the beginning of the seventh century A.D. the ancient inhabitants of Zanda County stopped using the tombs at Sangma Lunga, and scholars have not yet found any later local evidence of such a cultural connection.

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