Couple tomb of Northern Song Dynasty discovered in Jiangxia

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On Oct. 20, archaeological personnel discovered a husband and wife couple tomb of the Northern Song Dynasty in Jiangxia.

On Oct. 20, archaeological personnel discovered a husband and wife couple tomb of the Northern Song Dynasty in Changshan village, Jinkou Street, Jiangxia, Hubei Province. More than 20 pieces of unearthed artifacts, such as stone inkstone, pottery, porcelain bowls, Lohan likenesses, silver hairpins, bronze mirrors and bronze coins, according to the Jiangxia Administrative Office of Cultural Relics

According to reports, the archaeologists fund that the roof of the tomb has been damaged. The human skeletons and coffins have rotted inside. After inspection, they found the tomb is a husband and wife couple tomb 3.5 meters in length and 1.2 meters high. The unearthed cultural relics provide important practical information for researching residents’ beliefs and funeral customs in the Northern Song Dynasty.

By Yan Meng, People's Daily Online
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