More than 50 ancient and rare relics were uncovered in a tomb excavation in Guxian County, Anhui province. The 53-tomb complex is believed to have been under construction over many dynastic periods dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty nearly 2,000 years ago.
The tomb complex was discovered accidentally on a construction site. It contains over 50 brick tombs from the Eastern Han, Tang and Song dynasties.
Experts identified the type of people who were buried there.
Zhao Lanhui, deputy researcher of the Bengbu Cultural Relics Institute, said, “lying south to north would perhaps be people of four generations. Due to its size, we know the tombs come from the Song Dynasty. It’s small with a simple style.
The tombs hold a unique character that were built in an animal shape.”
Though some tombs have been plundered over the years, precious relics have emerged, such as bronze mirrors, gold and silver garments, along with pottery boxes Read more.
HOHHOT, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — More than 200 coins that were used 1,000 years ago were excavated in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, said local archaeologists on Tuesday.
The green verdigris-covered coins, most from the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) and some from the Tang Dynasty (618-907), were unearthed at a construction site in Araxan League, said Zhang Zhenzhou with the Araxan Museum.
Zhang added that the place where the coins were found belonged to the Western Xia Kingdom, which means that the area was probably a business hub between Northern Song and Western Xia.
Zhang’s opinion is echoed by Li Daxiang, curator of Weiwu municipal museum in Gansu Province. Read more.
Guangdong Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics Archaeology introduced the conditions about the second excavation to the ancient sunken of “Nan’ao No.1”. The commercial sunken belonged to the Song dynasty was salvaged in December of 2007 since sleeping in the water for more than 800 years and preserved in the “Crystal Palace” museum of Guangdong province. Read more.