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Bricks With Molded Designs Unearthed In Chongqing (Caucasians in Ancient China)
Xinhuanet.com/China View ^ | 1-12-2004

Posted on 01/12/2004 9:28:45 AM PST by blam

Bricks with molded designs unearthed in Chongqing

www.chinaview.cn 2004-01-12 20:52:43

CHONGQING, Jan. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- Archaeologists in southwest China's Chongqing municipality have unearthed more than 20 pieces of brick reliefs from a tomb of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 A.D.-220 A.D.).

Lin Bizhong, a noted archaeologist with the Chongqing MunicipalArchaeological Team, said this was the first time that bricks withmolded designs had been unearthed in Chongqing.

Previously, such tomb bricks had been excavated from Sichuan province, southwest China, and have been included as relics under state key protection.

Lin acknowledged that the brick-and-stone-structured tomb, fromwhich brick reliefs were unearthed, had been robbed, so they did not find anything valuable in the tomb besides the bricks.

Designs on the bricks include horse-drawn carriages accompaniedby honor guards, the image of Fuxi, or the sun god in ancient China, and images of high-nosed and hollow-eyed people, who might be from varied ethnic groups or foreigners.

According to experts, designs of horse-drawn carriages with honor guards indicated that the tomb owner was of high social status, bricks with the image of Fuxi were important materials forstudying religion and culture at that time, and the images of foreigners reflected cultural exchanges between the East and West in Eastern Han dynasty.

Moreover, archaeologists also found traces of red color on these bricks and held that might be traces of color painting. End item


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KEYWORDS: archaeology; bricks; chongqing; designs; economic; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; molded; romanempire; romansinchina; silkroad; unearthed
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These people are the remnants of the red-headed mummies found in the Tarim Basin of China.

The Curse Of The Red-Headed Mummy

There are many poems lamenting the green eyes of the Han Emperors. There is also frequent mention of the red-headed 'magic men' of the Han emperors.

1 posted on 01/12/2004 9:28:46 AM PST by blam
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2 posted on 01/12/2004 9:30:59 AM PST by Support Free Republic (I'd rather be sleeping. Let's get this over with so I can go back to sleep!)
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To: blam
lamenting the green eyes of the Han Emperors

My eyes are green. Nothing in the family mythology about China, though.

3 posted on 01/12/2004 9:38:45 AM PST by RightWhale (How many technological objections will be raised?)
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To: farmfriend

Notice on the map how far south Chongqing is in relation to Urumchi (to the north, Turpan Perch) where the Caucasian mummies were found. There were/are no Chinese skeletons or mummies in the whole region until beginning around 100BC.

4 posted on 01/12/2004 9:39:27 AM PST by blam
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To: blam; *Gods, Graves, Glyphs; A.J.Armitage; abner; Alas Babylon!; Andyman; annyokie; bd476; ...
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5 posted on 01/12/2004 9:42:00 AM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: RightWhale
"My eyes are green. Nothing in the family mythology about China, though."

You can probably trace your lineage to the Yuezhi who were beaten by the Xiongnu who fought with the Han Dynasties for centuries, the Han eventually defeated the Xiongnu. The Xiongnu were closely related to the Scythians who were the most feared fighters across the steppes.

BTW, you only began wearing pants with the domestication of the horse in the same region.

Also, you are a distant relative of the Hakka Chinese.

6 posted on 01/12/2004 9:53:58 AM PST by blam
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To: blam
Most interesting.
7 posted on 01/12/2004 9:56:44 AM PST by Ciexyz
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To: blam
Cool. The Great Wall may have been built because of my cousins. Gotta love personal involvement with history.
8 posted on 01/12/2004 9:58:57 AM PST by RightWhale (How many technological objections will be raised?)
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To: blam
I am fascinated by the recent spate of article mentioning ancient red-headed groups of people. My dad was a red-head, as were two of his sisters.
9 posted on 01/12/2004 10:02:12 AM PST by Eva
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To: blam
So there WAS a 'meet nice asian ladies' dating service back then...
10 posted on 01/12/2004 10:02:36 AM PST by cyborg
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To: cyborg
So there WAS a 'meet nice asian ladies' dating service back then...

And the real reason why the Mongol Hordes went west was to find "love Slavs"....

11 posted on 01/12/2004 10:08:50 AM PST by r9etb
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To: blam
read later
12 posted on 01/12/2004 10:15:05 AM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: r9etb
from what I've read in history, slaves is putting it mildly
13 posted on 01/12/2004 10:15:32 AM PST by cyborg
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To: Eva
My neighbor claims that redheads are descended from a superior race of people. He, of course, is a redhead, as am I, but I don't know that I agree with him on that. But I do know that studies have shown that redheads require more of all types of anesthesia than others do, and most doctors will tell you that redheads tend to bleed more easily and in larger quantities than others as well.

Carolyn

14 posted on 01/12/2004 10:16:30 AM PST by CDHart
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To: blam
I wonder if there is any link with the Ainu people of northern Japan, or even the skeleton of the caucasian man unearthed in the 1990's in the Pacific Northwest that seemed to pre-date the local Indians (and immediately put under federal control so no scientific research could be conducted that might upset Indian activists and the PC-apple cart)?
15 posted on 01/12/2004 10:35:34 AM PST by HenryLeeII
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"I wonder if there is any link with the Ainu people of northern Japan, or even the skeleton of the caucasian man unearthed in the 1990's in the Pacific Northwest that seemed to pre-date the local Indians (and immediately put under federal control so no scientific research could be conducted that might upset Indian activists and the PC-apple cart)?"

You're thinking of Kennewick Man and the Ainu. I think the Ainu were associated with and after the Jomon who I believe came before this 'red-headed' group in this article. The oldest Jomon skeleton ever found, in Japan, is 11,000 years old. Some do associate the Ainu with the 'red-headed' group of this article but, they are in the minority. The Jomon are associated with pottery defined as 'cord pottery. (Incidently, 'cord' pottery has been found in the ruins of the Olmec (1400-300BC) of Mexico...go figure.)

16 posted on 01/12/2004 10:43:42 AM PST by blam
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To: r9etb; cyborg
"And the real reason why the Mongol Hordes went west was to find "love Slavs"...."

The word slave has it's origins with the 'Slav's'. They were enslaved, by many, for centuries.

17 posted on 01/12/2004 10:45:40 AM PST by blam
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To: CDHart
"...and most doctors will tell you that redheads tend to bleed more easily and in larger quantities than others as well."

My ex-wife (1977), who was a red-head, said that her doctor told her that there is a higher incident of yeast infections also.

18 posted on 01/12/2004 10:48:15 AM PST by blam
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To: CDHart
I particularly liked the article about the fierce fighting, red headed Scotmen, because my father's Irish (protestant) surname mean fierce fighter or warrior.
19 posted on 01/12/2004 10:48:16 AM PST by Eva
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To: RightWhale; JimSEA
Jim, I wonder of some of the folks in this article made it out to the Korat Plateau?

'Indonesia Jones' Theory Of Africa

20 posted on 01/12/2004 10:52:41 AM PST by blam
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