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Amazing finds unearthed at the Marquis of Haihun's tomb

( Updated: 2015-11-19 14:02

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Amazing finds unearthed at the Marquis of Haihun's tomb

A jade pendant unearthed from the tomb of Haihunhou in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, Nov 18, 2015. [Photo/IC]

Several jade pendants were discovered on Nov 18 near the main coffin in the central mausoleum of "Haihunhou" tomb. One of the jade items, around 10 cm long and 7 cm wide, is in a heart-shape decorated with dragon and phoenix patterns. The jade, which is of fine quality, despite being buried for over 2,000 years, still looks elegant.

Archaeologists have so far unearthed more than 10,000 heritage pieces from the tombs since 2011, including chariots, bronze cooking utensils, wine vessels, lamps and ancient coins. More than 110 selected historical relics from the cemetery are on display to the public at Jiangxi Provincial Museum in Nanchang for a week starting from Monday.

Still, more excavation and research is ongoing and more important relics may be found in the following days. The archaeological team reveals that the owner of the tomb will be officially announced on December 25.


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