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Tomb of Southern Song Dynasty unearthed in east China, reveal a bulk of exquisite silk clothes

Tomb of Southern Song Dynasty unearthed in east China, reveal a bulk of exquisite silk clothes
 
Over five dozen precious relics inside a tomb that is believed to have been built during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) has been unearthed in Huangyan, a district in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province.
 
The tomb, which could date back over 800 years, has been confirmed to belong to Zhao Boyun, the seventh descendant of Emperor Taizu of the Song Dynasty.
 
A local villager digging a foundation for a house on May 2 had the rare fortune to stumble upon this ancient tomb and reported his find to the local authorities.
 
Archaeologists have since excavated the tomb and after nearly a month of hard work, 66 precious cultural relics were finally disclosed to the world, with over 60 relics being silk clothing, including pants, socks, shoes, and accessories. 
 
The clothing also show a variety of pattern themes, including flowers, birds, cranes, and miscellaneous treasure.
 
According to Zhou Yang, a member of the National Museum of China, it could be seen as an example of what Imperial clan members wore in general life and how people dressed 800 years ago.
 
The tomb provides important clues to prove the coastal areas have been involved in maritime silk trade and also adds new research material for the study of history of Chinese silk art, said expert.

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