Pre­cious bricked mu­ral tombs dis­cov­ered

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

The one-year arche­o­log­i­cal ex­ca­va­tion of Jin (960-1276), Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (13681644) and Qing (1644-1911) dy­nas­ties’ tombs in Hao­ji­agou vil­lage of Fenxi county in Shanxi prov­ince has achieved ma­jor re­sults. 172 tombs were dis­cov­ered and 200 pieces or sets of cul­tural relic items were un­earthed, with three bricked mu­ral tombs as high­lights, ac­cord­ing to Xin­hua News Agency.

This ex­ca­va­tion area cov­ers more than 4,000 square me­ters and var­i­ous relics, in­clud­ing pot­tery, ceram­ics, iron wares, stone items, cop­per wares, bricks and tiles, were found at the site.

The three bricked mu­ral tombs dis­cov­ered by arche­ol­o­gists from Jin and Yuan dy­nas­ties were found in their en­tirety. Two of them are wooden-like oc­tagon sin­gle room brick tombs, and the other round brick tomb.


A moun­tain vil­lage on a cliff in south­west­ern China has been build­ing a huge steel lad­der to con­nect it to the out­side world more se­curely. The vil­lage started to con­struct the lad­der in Au­gust with an in­vest­ment of $147,928 from lo­cal au­thor­i­ties. The iso­lated vil­lage of Atuleer at the top of a moun­tain in Liang­shan Yi au­ton­o­mous pre­fec­ture, Sichuan prov­ince, is perched nearly 3,300 feet above the val­ley floor. Vil­lagers need to climb 17 rat­tan lad­ders to reach their homes.

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