Six people in northeast China's Liaoning Provincewere recently sentenced and fined after beingconvicted of excavating and robbing relics of theGreat Wall and an ancient tomb.
The criminals excavated a Great Wall relics site, dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and aQing Dynasty (1644-1911) ancient tomb in Jinzhouof Liaoning in May 2018, according to a local court.
The excavation caused severe damage to the Great Wall relics. A porcelain bowl and apottery pot were stolen from the tomb, according to the provincial antique protectioncenter.
Two criminals were sentenced to six months in prison, and the other four were placed onprobation. They were fined from 3,000 yuan (US$446) to 8,000 yuan each.
The stolen antiques were seized and turned over to the state treasury.