Ancient kiln found in southwest China

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-11 16:08:14|Editor: huaxia

CHENGDU, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Archaeologists have found an ancient kiln in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.

The kiln operated from the Five Dynasties (907-960) to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and is one of the most famous kilns in ancient China, according to the Chengdu Institute of relics and archaeology.

The kiln produced a lot of colored glaze for officials and temples during the Ming Dynasty, the institute said.

Archaeologists started excavation work at the site in May 2018 and found a variety of relics, including furnaces, workshops, pools, wells, walls, tombs and ceramic products.

"What we found in the kiln provided valuable materials for research on archaeology, arts and ceramics crafts," said Yi Li, head of the archaeological team.

Chengdu will start excavation work on 10 other archaeological projects soon, according to the institute.