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    The discovery of an ancient tomb in modern China

    The discovery of an ancient tomb in modern China is so commonplace that it often annoys as much as excites, because it can delay construction for months or even years. So when archaeologists were called in last May to check structures discovered during the expansion of a bone meal factory in a southern suburb of Beijing, they weren't expecting to find anything of great interest. To the archaeologists' surprise, the structures were the remains of two traditional domed tombs, each over a thousand years old. One was flooded and badly damaged, but the other contained beautifully-preserved wall frescoes from the 10th century. “It's only recently that the Chinese have been publishing artifacts from ancient tombs, and it's unusual to see them in the Western press,” says Dr Jessica Rawson, Professor of Oriental Art and Archaeology at Oxford University.

    The passage points out that the archaeologists who were called in ----.

    A) were not impressed by the frescoes on the walls of one of the tombs
    B) weren't expecting to discover tombs of such great value in a suburb of Beijing
    C) made ancient tombs their specialty
    D) had published extensively in the western press
    E) were annoyed by the discovery of two ancient tombs in Beijing


    The key is E, agree?

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    Re: The discovery of an ancient tomb in modern China

    Click here for the answer key. See question 100.


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    Re: The discovery of an ancient tomb in modern China

    B

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    Re: The discovery of an ancient tomb in modern China

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    The key is E, agree?
    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Click here for the answer key. See question 100.
    I said already.

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    Re: The discovery of an ancient tomb in modern China

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    B
    I think so, too.

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    Re: The discovery of an ancient tomb in modern China

    B is the answer.

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