Archeologists have excavated an ancient brick kiln discovered in east China's Anhui Province by farmers planting trees.
Finished bricks were unearthed from the B-shaped 30-sqm kiln in Shankou village of Feixi County, which archeologists said was probably built after the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) and before the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Archeologists believe the bricks covered with decorative patterns and figures were specially used for building tombs.
The possibility of finding large-scale tombs in the area could not be ruled out, the archeologists said.
(Xinhua News Agency February 15, 2003)