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Neolithic sword found in Chongqing

15 January, 2008 (05:00) | ceramics/metal/stone, china, neolithic | By: xensen

recent discovery: neolithic bronze chinese sword

Seven tombs dating to the Han dynasty were found in December in southwest China. Among the artifacts in the tombs were some very ancient objects, such as this bronze sword, apparently intended for ritual use, said to date from the Neolithic period.

I picked up this image and story from Dream Art Gallery. They have probably got it from a Chinese news report, but no credit is given, and I don’t know the original source.


Ancient tomb discovered

12 December, 2007 (05:00) | china, classical | By: xensen

ancient chinese tombA remarkably well-preserved ancient tomb was discovered earlier this month in China’s Hubei Province. In addition to an intact female skeleton, the tomb contained 200 bamboo slips inscribed with ancient Chinese characters packed in a silk bag. According to the slips, the tomb is that of an aristocratic woman named “Hui” who lived during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 220).

“Tombs from the Han Dynasty have been found in many places across the country, but it is rare to find such a well-preserved one. This will provide valuable historical data for studies in archaeology, history, zoology, botany and historical textile science,” said Wang Mingqin, head of Jingzhou Museum.


LINK AND SOURCE OF IMAGE: Ancient bamboo slips reveal tomb owner’s identity