Archaeologists Unearth Pottery Kilns from the Tang Dynasty
A cluster of Tang Dynasty (618-907) pottery kilns were unearthed by archaeologists. The archaeologists have placed the kilns close to the imperial palace of Daming, which is now Xi’an, the capital of Northwest China.
Archaeologists from the Shaanxi provincial archaeological institute said that two of the kilns have been unearthed this year. Both kilns are so well preserved that the archaeologists are planning to reproduce the pottery making process. Provincial authorities have also decided to back fill the kilns to preserve them for a longer period of time.
Archaeologists have said that this is the first time that a cluster of kilns from the Tang Dynasty have been found in Xi’an, found at Dabaiyangxi Village 5.5 kilometers away from the ruins of Daming Palace. Several large quantities of construction materials from the Tang Dynasty such as tiles, bricks and pottery were also unearthed with the kilns.
Archaeologists think that the Tang Dynasty kilns were used to make pottery and construction materials for building imperial mansions, the kilns will provide the archaeologists with important details in studying the handicraft industry and the building of imperial mansions during the Tang Dynasty.