Fushun, Sichuan: The tomb found at a construction site was first judged to be an ancient tomb from the Song Dynasty. The owner of the tomb was a male
China News Service, Zigong, June 30 (Liu Gang, Jiachen Zhou) The Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism of Zigong City, Sichuan Province announced that the local cultural relics and archaeology department conducted an investigation on the discovery of an ancient tomb at a construction site near the West Lake Longfeng Bridge in Fushun County And rescue excavation investigation. After evaluation by relevant experts, it is preliminarily inferred that the tomb is an ancient tomb in the middle and late Southern Song Dynasty. The owner of the tomb is a male. The bones of the corpse are relatively corroded. At the same time, 3 clay pot covers, 1 ironware, dozens of iron pieces and ceramic fragments were unearthed. , Blue tiles dripping water, Bois fragments.
According to reports, on June 4 this year, a master excavator at a construction site in Fushun County dug up the tomb. After learning the news, relevant personnel from the Cultural Relics Protection and Administration Office of Fushun County rushed to the scene immediately and reported it to the Zigong City Cultural Relics Bureau. Subsequently, an ancient tomb survey and rescue excavation work group was quickly established, consisting of Sichuan Province and Zigong City cultural relics and archaeological experts, researchers, on-site technicians, and relevant personnel from the territorial cultural administration, and hired relevant archaeological experts Guide the work.
Survey the scene. Photo courtesy of Zigong Culture, Broadcasting and New Bureau
According to the introduction of Peng Guangzhao, the leader of the working group, the investigation revealed that the tomb was a single tomb with a wood-like structure, and the column was 20 mm deep, with mortise and tenon joints and gaps. There is no mortar in it. The inner side of the horizontal beam in the tomb chamber is flattened and polished. The four azimuth planes are carved with bas-relief, and the “four gods” are carved, that is, “left green dragon, right white tiger, front vermilion bird, and back basalt”. The carving depth is 10 mm to 15 mm. The shrine in the tomb has one of the top high-relief sculptures, meaning “sitting”. According to the analysis and judgment of the tomb’s shape, the sarcophagus’s method and technology, the unearthed burial objects, etc., and the comparison of the shape and technology of the tombs and burials in southern Sichuan, it is preliminarily inferred to be an ancient tomb in the middle and late Southern Song Dynasty.
p >Unearthed ironware. Image courtesy of the Zigong Cultural, Radio, Film and Tourism Bureau
The relevant person in charge of the Zigong Municipal Culture, Radio, Film and Tourism Bureau stated that Zigong has always attached great importance to archaeological work and has promoted the development of the cause with “archaeology, research, protection, and exhibition” as the main line. This on-site rescue excavation investigation aims to study Fushun’s thousand-year history through the “remains” physical historical data, and to determine the ancient social and economic forms that have died out. It mainly includes studying the physical characteristics of races, understanding the customs of ancient burials and the shape of tombs, understanding the level of ancient craftsmanship and the conditions of social and economic life. In the next step, the stone carvings of great value in the ancient tombs will be cleaned up, numbered, and finally transferred to the Fushun County Cultural Relics Protection Management Office for storage. (End)