Zoroastrian tombs found in Xinjiang
Archaeologists with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences say they have excavated an ancient cluster of rare Zoroastrian tombs on the Pamirs Plateau, in west China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Carbon dating indicates the tombs were constructed 2,500 years ago during the Spring and Autumn Period.
They were arranged on a platform, with lines of black and white stones stretching alongside like sun rays.
“The ray-like stone strings like sunshine and the black-and-white arrangement symbolize light and dark, good and evil. They are basic elements in Zoroastrian theory. They are clearly symbolic of Zoroastrianism,” said Wu Xinhua, head of the archaeology team.
Click Here for the full story