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Ming Dynasty Tomb Unearthed

Thursday, April 04, 2013

BEIJING, CHINA—An intact Ming Dynasty tomb decorated with religious murals has been found during construction work in Jiangxi Province. Most of the 600-year-old paintings are in poor condition, although a section on the eastern wall is well preserved. The images depict peonies, lotuses, chrysanthemums, and sticks of bamboo in red, black, blue and yellow. Ming Dynasty murals are rare in southern China.