800-year-old Jin Dynasty tombs found in China (6 photos)

Category: Archeology, PEGI 0+
23 March 2024

Archaeologists have excavated three 800-year-old tombs in China. They belong to the Jin dynasty, which ruled northern China from 1115 to 1234. However, experts have found that the style of the tombs was influenced by different cultures of the time.

Three 800-year-old tombs have been found in northeast China that may contain the remains of the people who ruled the region at that time. The tombs, located in the city of Changzhi, Shanxi province, date back to the Jin dynasty, which ruled northern China from 1115 to 1234. As archaeologists have established, the tombs were once damaged as a result of robbery, but all three were relatively well preserved: wall paintings, decorations, inscriptions and epitaphs were found in them.

The two tombs are decorated with arches, doors, windows, figurines and floral designs, as well as inscriptions detailing the people, events, and history of the time of burial. The third tomb differs in style: although its walls also imitate wooden structures, they are decorated with different designs and colors. This difference in style may indicate the coexistence of different cultures at that time: one of them came from the Tungus-speaking semi-nomadic tribes from northeast China.

According to archaeologists, the tombs "reflect traditional Chinese culture, social ethics, ancient architectural features, tomb architecture and burial customs."

Inscription tablets found in tombs. They tell in detail about the people, history and geography of that time

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