Archaeological discovery of Guojiamiao Cemetery

Source: hubei.gov.cn

The Exhibition of Archaeological Excavations in Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao, Zaoyang is held in Hubei Provincial Museum, and will last till June 27, 2015.

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

  • Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

    Archaeological discovery of Marquis of Zeng’s Cemetery in Guojiamiao

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The archaeological excavation was mainly conducted in Caomenwan tomb area west of Guojiamiao cemetery. Archaeologists has excavated a total of 29 tombs, one chariot pit, two horse pits and one chariot and horse pit dating back to the period spanning from the late Western Zhou Dynasty to the early Spring and Autumn Period.

Tomb 1 among them was robbed in early years. However, a large number of bronze ritual and musical instruments, chariot and horse fittings, lacquered wooden objects and jade ware have been unearthed in the whole excavation area. In particular, the lacquered wooden musical instruments, gold tiger and hand-made inkstick are the earliest of their own kind so far discovered, and they provide new materials for studies of the pre-Qin society.

Photo 1-2: bronze bell with a bronze clapper

Photo 3: bronze Ding with inscription

Photo 4: bronze plate with inscription of “Pangbo”

Photo 5: bronze Yi

Photo 6-7: bronze Fu

Photo 8: tiger-shaped gilded bronze ornament

Photo 9: pottery drainpipe

(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)

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