Archaeological Discoveries

Fig. 1: Golden mask excavated from Gurgyam cemetery. (Photo: CASS, Institute of Cultural Relics of Tibet)
Recent Excavations in Western Tibet

At the invitation of Prof. LI Xiao, on Dec 4th 2015, Dr. TONG Tao, assistant professor and leader of Tibet archaeological team of the Institute of Archaeology of the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), gave a presentation at the School of Chinese Classics, Renmin University of China, in Beijing, focusing on archaeological work which he and his team had done in recent years in Ali region of Tibet.

Figure 1: Figure captions are in the text. (Photo: China Culture Relics News Press)
Important Finds of the Excavation in Zhaimaoliang Site, Yulin, Shaanxi Province

The Zhaimaoliang site is located on an oval-shaped hill-top close to Fangya Village, Anya County, Yulin City, Shaanxi Province. The site covers some 30.000 m2. The rescue excavation has been done in two years from 2014 to 2015 jointly by the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology and the Yulin local authorities of cultural relics and archaeology.

Pentagonal-shaped stone element of the Bridge of the Chu-Gate No. 1. (Photo: China Culture Relics News Press)
The bridges over the Wei in the urban area of Chang’an (Xi’an), Western Han dynasty (202 BC–9 AD), Shaanxi Province.

Number 7 of China's Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries 2013

Excavation: Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Xi’an Municipal Institute of Archaeology and the Preservation of Cultural Relics
 
Excavation leader: Liu Rui
Tile inscribed with the character “guan” (“pass” in the sense of “gate station”). (Photo: China Culture Relics News Press)
The Han dynasty (202 BC–9 AD) Hangu Pass site in Xin’an County, Luoyang, Henan Province.

Number 6 of China's Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries 2013

Excavation: Luoyang Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Administration of Cultural Relics of Xin’an County
 
Excavation leader: Yan Hui
Condition of tomb 1 after excavation. (Photo: China Culture Relics News Press)
The Laoguanshan cemetery from the Western Han dynasty (202 BC–9 AD) in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

Number 5 of China's Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries 2013

Excavation: Chengdu Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Jingzhou Center for Preservation of Cultural Relics
 
Excavation leader: Xie Tao