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Liao Dynasty tombs located

By Hao Xin, Zeng Jiang | 2014-09-16 | Hits:
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)
Recently, the qianling and xianling, the tombs of the emperors of the Liao Dynasty of ancient China, were found in the No 2 Ridge and No 3 Ridge of Mount Yiwulv, one of the famous “Five Grand Mountains” of ancient China. This is one of China’s most important archaeological discoveries in recent years. Since the 20th century, scholars, like Jin Yufu and Li Wenxin, have frequently conducted archaeological expeditions in an attempt to discover the whereabouts of the qianling and xianling. Limited by a lack of resources, few advances have been made until now. Thanks to new guidelines for excavations in the mountain region complied by the Institute of Archeology, the problem of scarce resources is being addressed for the first time in more than a century.
The Chinese version appeared in Chinese Social Sciences Today, No.619, July 11, 2014
Edited and translated by Bai Le