Archaeologists in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have unearthed large quantities of fine porcelain dating back more than 770 years in Qahar Right Wing Rear Banner in the region.
During a recent excavation at the Jininglu ruins, archaeologists found 12 groups of house foundations, 45 ash pits, six ash ditches, three kilns and unearthed more than 470 pieces of porcelain and pottery ware, bronze utensils and ancient coins.
The most noticeable among the unearthed relics are 181 intact and mendable porcelain articles, manufactured by several famous ancient Chinese ceramics producers, such as Jingdezhen, a major porcelain producer of China.
Excavated relics provide material evidence for studying urban systems and economic and cultural life during the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) and China's porcelain industry history, said Zhang Hongxing, an expert with the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Archaeological Research Institute.
(Xinhua News Agency January 4, 2006)