Yu Hong Tomb of the Sui in
Taiyuan, Shanxi Province
tomb is a single chamber grave built with bricks and with a sloping
passage leading to it. It is a plain square with arched sides. The
relics include a white marble coffin, octagonal white marble columns
and a stone sculpture of the heads of people offering a sacrifice.
The most valuable aspect is the relief patterns on the base and
four sides of the coffin, with color or gilt painting. The decorative
figurines, costumes, fittings, vessels, flowers and birds in the
patterns bear a strong flavor of Central Asian culture.
กกกก This tomb is so far the only archaeological find in the Central
Plains region that reflects Central Asian culture. It is also the
only one to have been excavated in a scientific way and with an
accurate chronological record. It is rich in relics and has been
well preserved. It is of great significance in the study of the
cultural exchanges between China and Western countries during the
Northern Dynasties and the Sui period, studies of the Silk Road
and studies of the history of Jinyang City.