суббота, 28 декабря 2019 г.

Song Dynasty tombs found in NW China


Five tombs dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279) have been discovered in the southern part of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the provincial institute of archaeology said Wednesday.

Song Dynasty tombs found in NW China
Credit: Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology
They were found at the beginning of the year in Gaojiahe Village of Ningqiang County when the local government was conducting road repairs.


The five ancient tombs discovered at the site all had brick chambers, according to Li Kun, head of the archaeological team.

Song Dynasty tombs found in NW China
Song Dynasty tombs found in NW China
Song Dynasty tombs found in NW China
Credit: Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology/ChinaNews
Excavation work carried out by the institute and the archaeological department of Ningqiang lasted from February to August.


More than 30 burial items including pottery pots, porcelain wares, bronze mirrors and copper coins have been unearthed.

Song Dynasty tombs found in NW China
Song Dynasty tombs found in NW China
Credit: Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology/ChinaNews
Li added that the discovery of the tombs provides important materials for the study of local culture at the time of the transition between the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) and the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).

Source: Xinhua News Agency [December 19, 2019]



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