Insights into Ming Dynasty burial customs revealed

By Zhu Xingxin and Zhou Huiying in Taiyuan | | Updated: 2024-06-17 15:45
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A section of an ancient brick-chambered mural tomb built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in Xihe township of Fenyang city, Shanxi province. [Photo provided to]

The Shanxi Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology published new excavation information on Saturday, shedding light on two ancient brick-chambered mural tombs in Xihe township of Fenyang city, Shanxi province.

Based on the tomb structure and unearthed artifacts, archaeologists determined that the tombs date back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), representing a transitional phase in tomb construction.

According to the institute, the discovery will provide new materials for studying burial customs and social life during that period.

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