Tombs in Eastern Han Dynasty found in Qujing



On Dec 20, archaeologists of the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and others from Yunnan, Guizhou, and Guangxi gathered at the excavation site of Guishan tombs in Luoping county. They unveiled the mysterious tombs under the rape flower fields.




According to the team leader of this excavation, Yangyong, a researcher of the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, earlier in 2018, these tombs were discovered at the Guishan community office on Luoxiong street in Luoping county. After full preparation, the team started the excavation in October this year. Seven tombs were found with relics, including ceramic wares, bronze wares, silver and gold wares, and coins. Guishan tombs, measuring over 400 thousand square meters, belonged to the Eastern Han Dynasty after the investigation.



As the first scientific archaeological excavation in Luoping’s history, it fills the gap of archaeology research in the southwest region of China. It is of great significance to study the history and culture of the intersection of Yunnan, Guizhou, and Guangxi during Han and Jin dynasties. Also, it will promote the cultural heritage protection and cultural construction of Luoping county.



Luoping county has a long history, and was the habitat of evolving ancient marine creatures in the Triassic period. The excavation of Guishan tombs is helpful for people to understand well historical information of Luoping and provides solid evidence that Luoping county owns 2,000 years’ urban civilization.

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(Editors: Ines, Rachel)

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