700-year-old tombs with rare carved brick frescoes discovered in China

700-year-old tombs with rare carved brick frescoes discovered in China
700-year-old tombs with rare carved brick frescoes discovered in China
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In the east of China (Jinan, Shandong province), archaeologists have excavated 12 ancient tombs. According to the local Institute of Archeology, as reported in the CGTN, they date from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).

11 of these tombs are decorated with exquisitely carved brick frescoes, and one is a stone chamber. Experts note that the designs on the tombs were carved into the brick using chisels and wooden hammers. This carving created unique patterns reinforced by the placement of the bricks, resulting in a three-dimensional relief effect.

Written evidence found at this site suggests that the tombs belonged to a family named Guo from the late Yuan Dynasty. At the same time, according to scientists, it was the largest group of brick tombs of the Yuan dynasty discovered in the province.

The scholars also explain that the tombs were clearly arranged in an orderly and planned manner and were mainly intended for people bound by blood. This provides new material for studying the structure of family cemeteries.

In addition to the tombs themselves, during the excavations, which began on April 23, over 60 ceramic and porcelain items, bronze mirrors, copper coins and other cultural artifacts were also found, which will also allow scientists to learn more about the life of people in that historical period.

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