Sunday, 16 January 2022

Ancient gold in royal Chinese tomb

Archaeologists digging in the royal Haihunhou cemetery in Nanchang City in eastern China in 2016 unearthed gold coins, gold sheets, gold ingots, and other relics from the Han Dynasty. In addition to the gold coins, hoof-shaped gold ingots, jade pendants and 2,000-year-old goose-shaped bronze lamps were also found. Finds include 20 thin gold sheets.
The site covers more than 43,000 sq ft and is believed to be the tomb of Liu He. Liu He was the first Haihunhou, or marquis of Haihun State, a small kingdom in the north Jiangxi Province. The cemetery has been explored since 2011. More than 10,000 items have been discovered, with 110 of the items put on exhibition at the Jiangxi Provincial Museum in Nanchang.

Turtle-shaped jade stamp