Goldware inscribed with characters unearthed from ancient cemetery
Updated: 2015-12-28 12:53
Hoof-shaped gold pieces were unearthed from the Haihunhou (Marquis of Haihun) cemetery in Nanchang city, capital of East China's Jiangxi province, Dec 27, 2015. [Photo/IC]
Newly unearthed, large hoof-shaped pieces of gold were found inscribed with the Chinese characters for "upper", "middle" and "down" when archeologists cleaned the items excavated from a cemetery.
So far, 96 gold cakes, 33 hoof-shaped gold pieces, 20 gold plates and other gold items have been unearthed from Haihunhou cemetery, bringing the number of gold items found here to more than 370.