Archaeologists have inferred that ruins found in Lop Nur in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region may actually be from the ancient city of Loulan, judging by their shape, construction and other characteristics.
Several nearby tombs were discovered as well. In two of the unearthed tomb pits, archaeologists found tapestry fragments, implying that the tombs in question were of a high standard. They believe the tombs were used to bury nobles from that period.
Loulan, or Kroraina, was one of the pivotal stops along the famous Silk Road, but mysteriously disappeared around the Third Century AD.