Ancient tomb from Jin Dynasty unearthed in Jiangxi

08:49, November 24, 2010      

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The Gao'an City Museum in Jiangxi has disclosed that an ancient tomb was found in Xiangang village of Lanfang town in Gao'an, Jiangxi Province. The archaeologists unearthed a total of 18 celadon porcelains and pottery wares from Jin Dynasty (265–420).

The curator of Gao'an City Museum, Liu Jincheng said that the tomb is located 15 kilometers southeast of Gao'an. The tomb is 4.5 meters long, 1.7 meters wide and 1.7 meters high. The top of the tomb takes an arched shape and was built with bricks on which there are delicate decorative patterns. In addition, there is also an inscription revealing it is originary of the Jin Dynasty.

The unearthed relics include ceramic warehouses, pots, kettles, bowls and a rare celadon bowl originated from Hongzhou Kiln of Jiangxi Province.

The tomb is of great value to archaeological studies on funeral customs of the Jin Dynasty which consists of two dynasties, Western Jin Dynasty (265-316) and Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420).

Source: Global Times


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