The Interpretation and Commentary of the Inscription of Jishan Ding-tripod
Ma Baochun and Yuan Guangkuo
The Jishan Ding-tripod collected by the history museum of the Capital Normal University in recent years has identical inscriptions on the lid and the body.The inscription recorded that this ding-tripod was made by the grandson of Yansheng of the Ji State for his wife or mother whose name is Jishan 妀善.Estimated by the type，decorative designs and inscription，the Jishan Ding very probably belonged to the early Spring-and-Autumn Period.The Jishan Ding provided important materials for the research- es on the location and history of the Ji State in the pre-Qin period and its relationship with the Yan Clan.
The Excavation of Guo Zhongwen’s Tomb at Fengqiyuan in Xi’an
Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology Xi’an Institute of Cultural Heritage Conservation and Archaeology
In September 2010 through February 2011，Xi’an Institute of Cultural Heritage Conservation and Archaeology excavated a tomb of the Tang Dynasty to the north of Dong Zhaoyu Village in Chang’an District， Xi’an City. The unearthed epitaph showed that the occupant of this tomb was Guo Zhongwen，who was the great-grandson of Guo Ziyi，and was entombed in the second year of Huichang Era（842 CE）.This tomb bears large amount of exquisite murals which are very important for the research on the tomb murals of the late Tang Dynasty. The excavation of this tomb provided valuable physical materials for the research on the burial system of the Tang Dynasty；the discovery of the clan cemetery of Guo Family provided new clues for the further research on the vicissitudes of the Guo Family in the Tang Dynasty.
The Excavation of the Tombs of Jiang Shaoqing，the Imperial Physician-in-attendance of the Tang Dynasty，and His Wife Named Baoshou in Xi’an
Xi’an Institute of Cultural Heritage Conservation and Archaeology
In September 2010 through February 2011，Xi’an Institute of Cultural Heritage Conservation and Archaeology recovered 30 tombs of the Han Dynasty ，the Sixteen-Kingdoms Period and the Tang Dynasty in the southern suburb of Xi’an City. Among these tombs，the M15 and M16 were the joint tombs of a couple，from which large amount of color -painted pottery figurines were unearthed.The epitaphs unearthed from the two tombs showed that the occupant of M15 was Jiang Shaoqing ，the imperial physician-in-attendance of the Tang Dynasty，who was entombed in the second year of Xian- qing Era（657 CE）;the occupant of M16 was Baoshou，who was his wife and entombed in the second year of Shangyuan Era（675 CE）.The imperial physician-in-attendance（shiyu yi 侍御医）was the prime medical official in the court of the Tang Dynasty，and the Jiang Family took important positions in the official medical institutions of the early Tang Dynasty. The discovery of Jiang Shaoqing’s tomb is very meaningful for the research on the medical official system of the Tang Dynasty.