Five years of excavations reveal over 20000 artefacts

Five years of excavation at the Han Dynasty burial site of Haihunhou revealed more than 20000 artefacts, making the site one of the great archaeological finds of all time in China. Haihunhou, dated more than 2000 years ago is the probable resting place of Liu He who was the grandson of famed emperor Wu.

The excavation site (by CCTV)
The excavation site (by CCTV)

Since the start of the excavations in 2011 archaeologist have unearthed more than 20,000 items including gold, bronze, iron, jade, lacquerware, textiles, pottery, bamboo slips, and wooden tablets, which all are extremely rare for this period. One of the major finds was a deposit of 2 million bronze coins,  weighing together around 10 tons. Also chariots, pots, distillers, a chess board, and many musical instruments have also been excavated from the corridors of the tomb. A folding screen was found in one of the chambers,  with an image thought to be of Confucius, along with biographical inscriptions.

Artefacts at the site (by CCTV)
Artefacts at the site (by CCTV)

(after CCTV)

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