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    Ming Dynasty Chinese chess set discovered
    By Ma Lie (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2014-05-06 15:59
    A Chinese chess set made of clay has been unearthed in Funing county, Hebei province, China News Service reported on Tuesday.

    The chess set was found on May 5 during repair work on the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in the county
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      Re: Artifacts found on the Great Wall

      More interesting info on that discovery, with pictures at the link:


      Hebei: Clay Chess of Ming Dynasty discovered in Great Wall rehabilitation

      2014-05-06 07:00:43 GMT2014-05-06 15:00:43(Beijing Time) SINA English


      Dozens of ancient chess pieces were discovered in the rehabilitation of the Great Wall in the coastal Qinhuangdao city of Hebei province on May 5.

      The chess pieces were made of clay by soldiers of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) who garrisoned the Great Wall. The pieces vary by color: some look khaki while others are darker. The calligraphy of characters that carved on the pieces resembles a style called
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