The rules in China regarding cultural relics are pretty simple, all cultural relics found in the ground are state owned and anyone finding any such items should immediately report them to the authorities. Under no circumstances are you allowed to sell them.
However, many people do not understand the laws when it comes to cultural relics.
As farmer in Shanxi was about to find out the hard way. For years the farmer had been cutting wood in the same spot, he had noticed a small cave opening many times and thought it was simply a natural opening at the base of a cliff. One day he was chopping wood and as the sun was rising he could see the cave was much deeper than he had always thought.
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