Centuries-old tombs discovered in east China

The tombs, found in the Chiping District of Liaocheng City since last year, were built between the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) and the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), where gold, silver, bronzeware, potteries and ceramics were unearthed.]

According to Li Xingdong, director with the cultural relics protection centre of Chiping District, these items enjoyed mass popularity at the time and hold a strong significance for academic and exhibition purposes.

One of the tombs from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) with two burial chambers had relatively well-preserved murals. The murals featured magpies and branches, a traditional pattern in Chinese culture for auspiciousness.

Li said that the murals had been moved to the Museum of Chiping District, which will be on display to the public in June.

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)