Two well-preserved skeletons, along with other funeral objects, were recently discovered at a tomb with a history of at least 720 years in north China's Shanxi Province.
The tomb is hexagonal in shape with no epigraph. The identities of the skeletons are still unknown.
Initial study indicates that the tomb was built either in the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) or the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), said Chen Qingxuan, a researcher with the Taiyuan City Cultural Relics and Archeology Research Institute.
Other objects unearthed from the tomb included four black glazed porcelain wares and frescos which remain intact thanks to arid climate in the region.
The discovery provides evidence for studying the form tombs and funeral customs in the Jin and Yuan dynasties, Chen said.
(Xinhua News Agency June 25, 2005)