Boat- Coffins in Pu­jiang

China Scenic - - CONTENTS - By Xiao Yi

Dur­ing the War­ring States Pe­riod, the “boat-cof­fin” burial cus­tom was pop­u­lar in the Sichuan Basin. In Septem­ber 2016, a site con­tain­ing clus­ters of such coffins was dis­cov­ered in Pu­jiang County, Sichuan Province. Who lay within them, and what was the des­ti­na­tion of th­ese boats with souls on board?

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