New Archaeological Discovery from the Northern Zhou

In Xianyang, Shaanxi, archaeologists have excavated the tomb of Yuwen Jue 北周宇文覺, the nominal founder of the Northern Zhou Dynasty.

 This is only the second Northern Zhou imperial tomb excavated so far.  The tomb was surrounded by a ditch.  It had an inclined tomb passage, which had four atriums, that led to a single earthen chamber.  The chamber is 10 meters from the present-day ground surface.  Even though the tomb has been looted, it still contained 146 artifacts.  The majority of them were clay figurines.  There is an entombed tomb inscription, which has 15 characters, that confirms this is the grave of Yuwen Jue (542-557).

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