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Ancient bling: Exquisite jewelry found in tomb of Chinese woman

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Two gold earrings were found beside Farong's skull in Datong City, China.

Photo courtesy of Chinese Cultural Relics

Around 1,500 years ago, at a time when China was divided, a woman named Farong was laid to rest wearing fantastic jewelry, which included a necklace of 5,000 beads and "exquisite" earrings, archaeologists report.

Her tomb was discovered in 2011 in Datong City, China, by a team of archaeologists with the Datong Municipal Institute of Archaeology who were surveying the area before a construction project.

Farong's tomb was dug into the ground, and her skeleton which is now in poor condition was found lying in a coffin archaeologists said.

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