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    Mixed Ming earthenware found around Zhangjiakou:



    Qin earthenware found north of Huhehaote:



    A Ming iron arrowhead (crossbow) found close to Zhangjiakou:




    -chinoook
    chinoook's 1st law: Structurally weak walls tend to have double structures.
    chinoook's 2nd law: Newer walls are built next older walls, not over them.
    chinoook's 3rd law: Similar problems lead to similar solutions.

    The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of people, who have not viewed the world. (Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), German naturalist and explorer)

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    Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

    This is stuff that you have found yourself? Wow, I am rather partial to picking up the odd broken roof-tile but I have never found anything as special as these.

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    • #3
      Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

      It needs knowlege enough to verify what the dynasty those earthwares belong to . Chinook had those knowlege already !

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        Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

        Originally posted by andarchen View Post
        It needs knowlege enough to verify what the dynasty those earthwares belong to . Chinook had those knowlege already !
        That is not that difficult. On a Qin wall which is far away from any later period's wall it is very likely that the shards are Qin. Also they are quite similar, have unique patterns and so forth. About _every_ Ming beacon tower in the west has many kg of broken earthenware. All looking quite similar. For example I collected this in a few seconds around Zhangjiakou:





        The amount you can take with you is only limited by your carrying abilities, never by the amount of items you find.


        -chinoook
        chinoook's 1st law: Structurally weak walls tend to have double structures.
        chinoook's 2nd law: Newer walls are built next older walls, not over them.
        chinoook's 3rd law: Similar problems lead to similar solutions.

        The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of people, who have not viewed the world. (Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), German naturalist and explorer)

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        • #5
          Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

          Roof tile found in Gansu:



          Small iron cannon balls found in Eastern Hebei.

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          • #6
            Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

            Originally posted by Kim View Post
            Roof tile found in Gansu:

            Small iron cannon balls found in Eastern Hebei.
            Who found these?
            Bryan

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            • #7
              Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

              Originally posted by Bryan View Post
              Who found these?
              I did.

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              • #8
                Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

                Originally posted by Kim View Post
                I did.
                I'm just curious: did you leave them alone or take them along? I would not have been able to resist keeping them.
                Bryan

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                • #9
                  Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

                  Originally posted by Bryan View Post
                  I'm just curious: did you leave them alone or take them along? I would not have been able to resist keeping them.
                  I'm looking at them now

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                  • #10
                    Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

                    Ha, I like bronze antiques. But it hard to found.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

                      A coin I found on the surface of the GW in Jiuquan, Gansu. It is from Qing Dynasty, reign of Qianlong.




                      -chinoook
                      chinoook's 1st law: Structurally weak walls tend to have double structures.
                      chinoook's 2nd law: Newer walls are built next older walls, not over them.
                      chinoook's 3rd law: Similar problems lead to similar solutions.

                      The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of people, who have not viewed the world. (Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), German naturalist and explorer)

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                        Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

                        Originally posted by chinoook View Post
                        A coin I found on the surface of the GW in Jiuquan, Gansu. It is from Qing Dynasty, reign of Qianlong.
                        Wow, what a find!
                        Bryan

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                        • #13
                          Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

                          Originally posted by Kim View Post
                          Small iron cannon balls found in Eastern Hebei.

                          Weight: 120.8 / 108.7 gram

                          Diameter: 32 / 30.5 mm

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                          • #14
                            Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

                            HAHA, I also found some pieces of ceramic around Hefangkou east.




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                            • #15
                              Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

                              Four Han and seven Ming Dynasty shards found on a fortress in the central Hexi Corridor, high up in the mountains.





                              -chinoook
                              chinoook's 1st law: Structurally weak walls tend to have double structures.
                              chinoook's 2nd law: Newer walls are built next older walls, not over them.
                              chinoook's 3rd law: Similar problems lead to similar solutions.

                              The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of people, who have not viewed the world. (Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), German naturalist and explorer)

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