Chinese archaeologists find terracotta figurines of the Northern Wei Dynasty

(ORDO NEWS) — In the Chinese province of Shanxi, terracotta figurines were found in an ancient tomb. They depict dancers, servants and animals, writes China Daily.

The figurines were discovered by archaeologists from the Datong Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology in a Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) tomb in Datong. Various patterns can be seen on them, they represent musicians, servants, workers, animals and vessels.

Experts believe that the find provides new information for studying the funerary culture, ethnic costumes and social life of the dynasty.

Judging by the presence of relics, the people buried in the tomb were from the upper class.


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