中文版  
 
Home
News
International exchange
Research
Database
Publication
Museum
Forum
About IA CASS
 
News History
History New discoveries
History Academic activities

Introduction
Administration
Academic departments
Archaeologists
Graduate education
Research center of Ancient Civilization
Conservation and research center of cultural heritage
MORE
Resource & Links
Universities
Museums
Digital museums
Research institutes
Other resources
Archaeological web sites in the world
MORE
HomeNews HistoryHistory New discoveries
Large ancient tomb complex found in Anhui, China
From:  Writer:  Date:2012-03-27

 

A complex of ancient tombs was discovered at the project site in Dalou village, Bengbu city, Anhui province in earlier 2012, according to Bengbu Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage.

It contains 60 ancient tombs dating back to Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 220) or Tang (618 –907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties. The earliest tomb can date back to more than 2,000 years ago.

With further archaeological excavations, the mystery of the tombs was gradually unveiled. Archeologists have recently found a beautiful and exquisite tomb built in the period of Jin Dynasty (AD 265–420) or the Northern and Southern Dynasties (AD 420 - 589 ), which unearthed many precious cultural relics although it had been robbed for many times.

The tomb numbered 36 locates in the middle of the tomb complex and the structure of its rooms is very exquisite, consisting of front, back and side rooms.

Archeologists found that the front and back rooms had been ransacked by grave robbers while the side rooms are well preserved. Many pottery wares, porcelains, ironware, coins and jade and stone wares had been found successively.

The tomb maybe was built in as early as the late Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25–220 ) judging from the objects unearthed. But viewing from the porcelains, it should be built in the periods of Jin Dynasty or the Northern and Southern Dynasties, said Zhao Lanhui, director of Cultural Relics Department of the Bengbu Administration of Cultural Heritage.

(anhuinews.com)

 

 
Resource & Links | FAQ | About us | Contact us
Copyright 2007 The Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (IA CASS), P.R.China. All Rights Reserved
E-mail: archaeology@cass.org.cn
TEL:86-10-85115250 FAX: 86-10-65135532