10,000 bamboo writing tablets found in China over 2,000 years old

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(ORDO NEWS) — Specialists from the Institute of Cultural Relics and Archeology of Yunnan Province in southwest China have discovered more than 10,000 bamboo tablets used for writing during the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC – 8 AD).

According to his information, hieroglyphs were applied to approximately 1,300 boards taken out of the ground during excavations in the town of Heboso (Jinning District in the southwest of Kunming). In addition, archaeologists have found more than 800 seals.

Thus, as the agency notes, scientists were able to confirm that already at that time this region experienced a great influence of the Chinese imperial court.

In ancient times, the state of Dian (278-109 BC) was located on the territory of Yunnan province, which submitted to the Western Han.

Over the past two years, scientists have discovered more than 600 ancient historical objects in Heboso.

In addition to bamboo tablets, archaeologists have found the remains of buildings, chimneys, wells, graves and preserved sections of roads there.

According to Jiang Zhilong, an employee of the Institute of Archeology of Yunnan Province, the work on cleaning the bamboo tablets has been completed. Then they will be placed in storage and carefully studied.


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