Chinese archaeologists have discovered in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region in the North-West of the country 62 of the tomb, whose age is about 1000 years. About a third of them were equipped with inclined passages.
according to Xinhua news Agency, the tomb was discovered by a group of archaeologists last year. They are located in the city of Hami. To look in them was only this year, as the excavations were suspended because of the pandemic coronavirus infection.
it Turned out that 19 of the 62 found tombs equipped with passages dug under bias. Similar ritual practice to Hami first discovered. In addition, for the Central parts of China, the sloping passages was a typical element of the tombs. They found, for example, in Dunhuang, Gansu province.
According to the head of the excavation van Unzana from Xinjiang Institute of cultural relics and archaeology, Dating found the structure they found in their architecture and found within them the relics. Part of the tomb refers to the period of the Tang dynasty (618-907), part – to the period of the song dynasty (960-1276 years).
In the tombs in addition to traditional Chinese ritual objects were found gold coins similar to those used at that time in the Eastern Roman Empire. This indicates that between East and West was established, and the city of Hami, probably served as a kind of historical bridge for trade and cultural exchanges.
By the way, is not the only curious finding Chinese archaeologists. The Xinhua news Agency also reports that in Northern China was discovered stone tablet Dating from the reign of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). It was found in Hebei province.
Archaeologists suggest that this plate was installed in 1890 during the reign of Emperor Goins. Her height is 173 cm, width – 69 inches, and a thickness of 23 cm. She was found in the village Chibabou.
Engraved on it, the text consists of 207 characters. He describes in detail the restoration process of the local Church, which is still preserved until our days. This plate will give the researchers important information for the study of folk customs and religious heritage of the Qing dynasty in the Central and southern parts of Hebei.