Fengxian excavates a 1,100-year-old stone coffin

Aug 31, 2018

Work to unearth an ancient grave for a noble more than 1,100 years ago kicked off yesterday morning in Zhuanghang Town in Fengxian District. 

The grave belonged to the wife of Prime Minister Pan Ge in the Former Shu Dynasty (907-925 AD). It is the earliest carved stone relic that has been discovered so far in the district's history.

First found during a national campaign to file cultural relics from 2007 to 2011, the grave's owner was later identified according to an official county journal recorded in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Experts have studied the engravings on the sarcophagus and will continue their work for its further examination, filing and protection.

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