Classical Tang Dynasty garden unearthed at Chengdu construction site

Source: Agencies Published: 2015/7/15 10:27:13

  • The recently discovered ruins of a garden dating back to the Chinese Tang Dynasty (618-907) at a construction site in Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province. Photos: Liu Chenping/Huaxi Metropolis Daily-CFP

  • An ancient well discovered at the site. The excavation revealed 18 tombs, one well, eight pits, three canals and one pond.

  • The ruins of a 90-meter-long, 1.6-meter-deep winding irrigation canal. It is six meters at its widest point and less than one meter at its narrowest.

  • The discovered ruins of ancient irrigation canal at the site

  • Pictured are several porcelain vessels unearthed at the site. Large amount of china and a few stone carvings and stone Buddhist architectural features were also discovered. Archaeologists conclude that the relics may have come from the Wanfo Temple, an ancient monastery, between the Han Dynasty (25-220 AD) and Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), according to

  • An ancient pot unearthed at the site

  • An ancient pot unearthed at the site

  • The unearthed pot decorated with a dragon

  • Pottery fragments recovered at the site

  • An overview of the site

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