Old epitaph found in farmer’s home
A memorial epitaph that is more than 800 years old has been found in the foundation of a farmer’s home in Linxi county, Hebei province, local authorities said on Nov 26. The epitaph was engraved on a ceramic tombstone — a slab 70 centimeters long, 37 cm wide and 9.5 cm thick — and included 720 characters. It records the family trees of the occupant of the tomb, named Guo Cong. The epitaph also detailed some of the warfare between the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) and Jin Dynasty (1115-1234), while praising Guo’s loyalty and filial piety.