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  • chinoook
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    Artifacts found on the Great Wall

    Mixed Ming earthenware found around Zhangjiakou:



    Qin earthenware found north of Huhehaote:



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




    -chinoook

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





    -chinoook

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




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  • Kim
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    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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  • Bryan
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    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!

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




    -chinoook

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

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  • Kim
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    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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  • Bryan
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    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.

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

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

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

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  • Kim
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    Roof tile found in Gansu:



    Small iron cannon balls found in Eastern Hebei.

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  • chinoook
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    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

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