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China | Looters of Ming tombs WH site get sentences ranging up to 12 years

Seven people have been sentenced to prison terms of up to 12 years for stealing relics from China’s famed Ming tombs, local media reported.

The collection of 13 mausoleums and tombs located northwest of Beijing were built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Although many of the buildings have been destroyed over the centuries, those that remain are part of a United Nations World Heritage Site.


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