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Archaeologists in north China's Shanxi Province have discovered a 1,400-year-old temple where a collection of statues of the Buddha were stored.
The shrine, enclosed by walls carved with Buddha niches, is part of the Tong-zi Temple complex secluded on a mountain near the city of Tai-yuan, the provincial capital.
The structure was built in the Northern Qi Dynasty which was a booming period for Buddhism in China.
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences says the structure is the only one of its kind ever found in China and it sheds light on early Buddha carvings.
The temple remains almost intact. One of the walls has a carving of a Buddha which is over 20 meters high.
There is also a 2.6-meter tall mural which was built in the Tang Dynasty more than 1,000 years ago. It is one of the oldest murals found in the region.
Another piece of news about archeological findings in China.?
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient kiln of over 1,200 years old in Jing-de-zhen, China's porcelain capital, located in eastern China.
Jing-de-zhen has been a traditional porcelain production center since ancient times.
The kiln is also called a dragon kiln. It is a long, sloping chamber, with a firebox at one end and a flue at the other. The 80-meter long kiln is the biggest ever found that was built in the Tang Dynasty.
The dragon kiln is located in the ruins of Nan-yao Village. Tons of ceramic tools and fragments were also found at the ruins which cover around 1,000 square meters.
The ruins were first discovered in 1964. But it was left without further excavation because of the poor preservation conditions for unearthed relics back then.
In recent years, as debates heat up for when precisely Jing-de-zhen started its porcelain production, archeologists began to dig and study the Nan-yao ruins.
这座寺庙几乎完好无损 。其中一面墙上雕刻的佛像超过20米高 。
寺庙内还有2.6米高的壁画，壁画绘于唐代，有超过1000年的历史 。这是在该地区发现的最古老的壁画之一 。
这座古窑又称为龙窑 。窑室呈长条状，一端是燃烧室，另一端则是烟道 。这座古窑长80米，是迄今为止考古揭露的最长唐代龙窑遗迹 。
这座龙窑位于南窑村遗址 。该遗址揭露面积超过1000平方米，同时出土数吨窑具和瓷片标本 。
遗址最早于1964年被发现 。但是由于当时出土文物的保护条件有限，所以未能展开进一步挖掘工作 。
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