Song Dynasty tomb found at road construction site in Sichuan

Workers excavating land as part of the new road construction unearth a tomb of a couple in Naxi village, Luzhou, Sichuan province.

Song Dynasty tomb found at road construction site in Sichuan
Song Dynasty tomb found at road construction site in Sichuan
Workers excavating land as part of the new road construction unearth a tomb 
of a couple of the Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1279) in Naxi village, Luzhou, 
Sichuan province [Credit: Western China City Daily]
Sixteen pieces of carved stone were unearthed after archaeological workers arrived at the site. Two human skeletons and the coffins have rotted inside the tomb. After inspection, they found that the tomb belongs to a man and his wife.

The tomb is 3.5 meters long and 1.2 meters high. The cultural relics unearthed provide important information for studying people’s beliefs and funeral customs in Song Dynasty.

Source: People's Daily Online [July 31, 2014]

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