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More than 10 thousand bamboo tablets for records found in southwest China

04.02.2023 ТАСС 56 просмотров

The age of the bamboo tablets used for records is more than 2 thousand years.

Specialists of the Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Yunnan Province in southwest China have discovered more than 10 thousand bamboo tablets used for records during the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC - 8 AD). This was reported on Friday by Xinhua news agency.

According to him, hieroglyphs were applied to about 1.3 thousand tablets extracted from the ground during excavations in the town of Heboso (Jinning district in the southwest of the city of Kunming). In addition, archaeologists have found more than 800 seals.

Thus, as the agency notes, scientists were able to confirm that already at that time this region experienced a great influence of the Chinese imperial court. In ancient times, the state of Dian (278-109 BC) was located on the territory of Yunnan Province, which was subordinated to the Western Han.

Over the past two years, scientists have discovered more than 600 ancient historical sites in Heboso. In addition to bamboo tablets, archaeologists found there the remains of buildings, chimneys, wells, graves and preserved sections of roads.

According to Jiang Zhilong, an employee of the Institute of Archaeology of Yunnan Province, the work on cleaning the bamboo tablets has been completed. Then they will be placed in storage and carefully examined.

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