Henan Institute of Archaeology: BEISONG HUANGLING. The Imperial Tombs of the Northern Song Dynasty. Zhengzhou, 1998. 2, 24, 564 pp. text plus 8 pp. colour and 88 pp. b/w plates. Numerous text drawings and illustrations. 27x20 cm. Cloth.
Located in Gongxian county in Henan province, the tombs cover an area of some 160 square kilometres. Nine emperors of the Northern Song were buried here along with 22 empresses and more than 1000 members of the imperial family. This report covers the extensive survey and trial excavations made between 1992 and 1995. Good plates show the area of the necropolis, the associated spirit road statuary and discoveries of pottery shards etc. 3 page English summary, otherwise Chinese text only.
Available, as of: 19/05/2017
Was item 264 in printed List 187.
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