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Leitai Han Tombs

 Found in Leitai, Weiwu City, Gansu Province in October, 1969, Leitai Ancient Tomb of Han Dynasty was well known for the precious unearthed cultural relics and treasure, including the symbol of China tourism --- bronze galloping horse.
    About the naming of "Leitai", there is an interesting origin. In Chinese, "lei" means thunder and "tai" is a kind of tower. In ancient China, people offered sacrifices to gods and ancestor on such towers. So "Leitai" means a tower that used to hold the ceremony of paying respect to the Thor in Chinese legend.
    According to the unearthed record, the occupant of Leitai Tombs of Han Dynasty is a local male official whose surname is Zhang, who was buried in this tomb between 186BC and 219BC.
    Han Tomb Of Leitai is located in the old Leitai Park of Wuwei. The tomb consists of 19.34 m long passage, 3 coffin chambers and 3 side chambers. There were 231 gold, silver, bronze, iron, jade, bone and pottery articles, and 99 bronze warriors and horses excavated from here, among which the Bronze Flying Horse is the most valuable. 
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