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Wenwu 2011-6
From:Chinese Archaeology  Writer:  Date:2011-07-22
Excavation of a Han Tomb in Mozuizi,Wuwei, Gansu
【Author】 Wuwei Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology
【Abstract】 The Mozuizi Tombs of the Han Dynasty are situated in Mozuizi Village, Wuwei City,Gansu Province. From the 1950s to the 1990s, several large-scale excavations were held here. Nearly one hundred tombs from the Western Han to the Eastern Han were excavated, and many important objects were unearthed, including some well-known Han legal texts. In November of 2005,archaeologists excavated a tomb of the Han Dynasty in Mozuizi Village. The tomb is an earthen-cave tomb with a sloping passage. The tomb chamber is rectangle in shape with a wooden coffin located toward the back. Fragment of silk clothing remained on the skeleton. Most of the burial objects were made of wood; a few pottery, bronze, and lacquer wares were found as well. The tomb was likely built in a period from the late Western Han to the early Eastern Han. The unearthed silk provides new material for the study of the textile technology of the Han Dynasty.
 
 
Excavation of Ming Tombs on the No.2 Daobei Road,Luoyang
【Author】 The 2nd Luoyang Municipal Archaeological Team
【Abstract】 In November of 2009,archaeologists excavated a group of Ming tombs in the course of construction work on Daobei second Road of Luoyang City. Three of the tombs(HM1125,HM1137,HM1138)were rectangular earthen-cave tombs. Each tomb was composed of a tomb tunnel, a tomb passage, and a chamber. Although the tombs were robbed at some time in the past, many objects nonetheless remained to be unearthed. The pottery tomb figures unearthed from HM1137 were especially fine, and provide new information for the study of the customs and systems of burial, carving technology, and sartorial culture of Luoyang area.
 
 
A General Survey of the Western Han Bamboo Slips Collected by Peking University
【Author】 Institute for Excavated Texts Research, Peking University
【Abstract】 There are 3346 bamboo slips of the middle Western Han in the collection of Peking University. These slips are well-made, various in forms and calligraphic style, and well-preserved. Shallow and sloping cuts can be found on the back of most slips. These cuts are helpful in restoring the sequence of the slips. There are nearly 20 texts on the slips, including Cang Jie Pian, Lao Zi, Zhao Zheng Shu, Zhou Xun, Wang Ji, Fan Yin, Ri Shu, Kan Yu, Yu Shu, Liu Bo, Jing Jue, and medical texts. All of the texts are of important academic value. Discovery, classifying, and study of these slips will provide new valuable materials and new information of many areas, such as history, philology,archaeology,palaeography,literature,calligraphy,and so on.
 
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