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Database of Early Chinese Manuscripts

Serial Number: 001
Site: I.01 Shanxi, Houma, site of the ancient state of Jin, c. 400 sacrificial pits
Report: Houma Mengshu 1978
Discovery date: 1965.12
Period: -597 to -386: Late Springs and Autumns Jin (early -5th c.) or later
Whereabouts: ?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 5,000
Total graphs: 150,000

Serial Number: 002
Site: I.02 Henan, Wenxian, Wude zhen, Xizhangji, 124 sacrificial pits
Report: Wenwu1983,3
Discovery date: 1930, 1935, 1942, 1980-1982
Period: -497: Late Springs and Autumns Jin (many pieces dated to 16th January -497)
Whereabouts: Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Artefacts, Zhengzhou; Qinyang mengshu: Archaeological Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
Distribution:
Total pieces: 10,000
Total graphs: 300,000

Serial Number: 003
Site: II.01 Hebei, Pingshan xian, tomb of Cuo, the King of Zhongshan
Report: Wenwu 1979,1;
Cuo mu – zhanguo Zhongshanguo guowang zhi mu, 1995
Discovery date: 1974.11-1978.06
Period: -313: Warring States Zhongshan (Cuo, the King of Zhongshan, died in -313)
Whereabouts: Hebei Provincial Institute of Cultural Artefacts
Distribution:
Total pieces: 2
Total graphs: 11

Serial Number: 004
Site: III.01 Henan, Xinxian, Caigeling (big tomb)
(Documents are sometimes referred to as Xin Cai manuscripts)
Report: (Paper given at the International Conference on Recently Discovered Chinese Manuscripts, held at Beijing University, August 19th to 22nd, 2000; cf. Guoji jianbo yanjiu tongxun 4.2000:3-4)
Discovery date:
Period: -500 to -223: Springs and Autumns or Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of Henan Province
Distribution:
Total pieces:
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 005
Site: III.02 Henan, Xinyang shi, Changtaiguan, tomb no. 1
(disturbed)
Report: Wenwu cankao ziliao 1957,9;
Xinyang Chumu, 1986
Discovery date: 1957.03-05
Period: -420 to -380: Early Warring States Chu (late -5th to early -4th c. ?)
Whereabouts: Henan
Distribution: inventory of funerary items found in the northern compartment of the outer coffin
Total pieces: 149
Total graphs: 1,363

Serial Number: 006
Site: III.03 Hubei, Suixian, Leigudun, tomb no. 1
(of the Marquis Yi of Zeng, ruler of a little state)
Report: Wenwu 1979,7;
Zenghou Yi mu, 1989
Discovery date: 1978.05-06
Period: -433 to -403: Early Warring States (according to inscriptions on bells the occupant died -433 or somewhat later)
Whereabouts: Hubei Provincial Museum
Distribution: documents found in the northern side chamber together with weaponry
Total pieces: 240
Total graphs: 6,696

Serial Number: 007
Site: III.04 Hubei, Jingmen shi, Shayang qu, Sifang xiang, Guodian cun, tomb no. 1
(perhaps of a member of the shi-class; repeatedly disturbed)
Report: Wenwu 1997,7
Discovery date: 1993.10
Period: -350 to -280: Middle to late Warring States Chu (dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Jingmen Municipal Museum
Distribution: documents found in the head compartment
Total pieces: 703
Total graphs: 10,265

Serial Number: 008
Site: III.05 Hubei, Jingmen shi, Shilipu zhen, Baoshan, tomb no. 2
(of Shao Tuo, zuoyin-official, I.e. official of the 5th rank, of the State of Chu)
Report: Wenwu 1988,5;
Baoshan Chumu, 1991
Discovery date: 1986.11-1987.01
Period: -322 to -316: Middle to late Warring States Chu (strips dated to -322 to -316; burial took place in -316)
Whereabouts: Hubei Provincial Museum
Distribution: documents found in all four side chambers
Total pieces: 278
Total graphs: 16,453

Serial Number: 009
Site: III.06 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Tengdian, tomb no. 1
Report: Wenwu 1973,9
Discovery date: 1973
Period: -412 to ?: Early Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in the side compartment
Total pieces: 24
Total graphs: 47

Serial Number: 010
Site: III.07 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Ji’nan qu, Yutaishan, tomb no. 21
Report: Zhongguo kaoguxue nianjian 1988: 201;
Chuxi jianbo wenzibian,1995:7
Discovery date: 1986.05-1987.05
Period: -481 to -223: Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Hubei Provincial Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 4
Total graphs: 38

Serial Number: 011
Site: III.08 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Guanyindang xiang, Tianxingguan, tomb no. 1
(of the lord of Dishang, Fan Cheng, disturbed)
Report: Kaogu xuebao 1982,1
Discovery date: 1978.01-03
Period: -340: Middle Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in the western side compartment, some had been wrapped up in lacquered leather (?) and laid beneath weapons where they were crushed when grave robbers trampled on the weapons; others had been stored in a bamboo box and have been better preserved. There are over 70 wholesome strips, the rest being fragmented. The report does not specify how the total of 401 pieces distribute over the two or three documents.
Total pieces: 401
Total graphs: 4,500

Serial Number: 012
Site: III.09 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Qinjiazui, tomb no. 1
Report: Jianghan kaogu 1988,2
Discovery date: 1986
Period: -340 to -278: Middle Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in the side compartment
Total pieces: 7
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 013
Site: III.10 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Qinjiazui, tomb no. 13
Report: Jianghan kaogu 1988,2
Discovery date: 1986
Period: -340 to -278: Middle Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in the side compartment
Total pieces: 18
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 014
Site: III.11 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Qinjiazui, tomb no. 99
Report: Jianghan kaogu 1988,2
Discovery date: 1986
Period: -340 to -278: Middle Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in the side compartment and in the coffin
Total pieces: 16
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 015
Site: III.12 Hubei, Jiangling xian, tile factory, tomb no. 370
Report: Chuxi jianbo wenzibian, 1995:9
Discovery date: 1992
Period: -350 to -300: Middle Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Hubei ?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 6
Total graphs: 100

Serial Number: 016
Site: III.13 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Wangshan, tomb no. 1
(disturbed)
Report: Wenwu 1966,5;
Jiangling Wangshan Shazhong Chumu, 1996
Discovery date: 1965 Winter
Period: -309 to -278: Middle to late Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Hubei Provincial Museum
Distribution: documents found in the side compartment
Total pieces: 207
Total graphs: 1,000

Serial Number: 017
Site: III.14 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Wangshan, tomb no. 2
(disturbed)
Report: Wenwu 1966,5;
Jiangling Wangshan Shazhong Chumu, 1996
Discovery date: 1965 Winter
Period: -310 to -270: Middle to late Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Hubei Provincial Museum
Distribution: documents found in the side compartment
Total pieces: 66
Total graphs: 925

Serial Number: 018
Site: III.15 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Jiudian, tomb no. 56
Report: Jiangling Jiudian Dong-Zhoumu, 1995:49-51, 53 et passim;
Jiudian Chujian, 2000
Discovery date: 1981
Period: -330 to -270: Middle to late Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Jiangling Museum ?
Distribution: documents were found in a wall-niche at the side of the coffin, rolled up to a bundle which contained a scribe’s knife and an ink box
Total pieces: 158
Total graphs: 2,700

Serial Number: 018a
Site: III.15a Hubei, Jiangling xian, Jiudian, tomb no. 411
Report: Jiangling Jiudian Dong-Zhoumu, 1995:84f., 437;
(Pian Yuqian & Duan Shu’an, Benshiji yilai chutu jianbo gaishu, Taibei, 1999:96f.)
Discovery date: 1981-89
Period: -256 or earlier: Warring States Chu (report broadly dates the tomb according to general stylistic reasons as belonging to the Eastern Zhou period, i.e. -770 to -256)
Whereabouts: Jiangling Museum
Distribution: documents were found in the southeastern corner of the coffin compartment
Total pieces: 2
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 019
Site: III.16 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Jiudian, tomb no. 621
Report: Jiangling Jiudian Dong-Zhoumu, 1995:60f., 438 et passim;
Jiudian Chujian, 2000
Discovery date: 1989
Period: -350 to -300: Middle Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Jiangling Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 127
Total graphs: 95

Serial Number: 020
Site: III.17 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Mashan tile factory, tomb no. 1
Report: Wenwu 1982,10
Discovery date: 1982.01-02
Period: -350 to -300: Middle Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Hubei
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 8

Serial Number: 021
Site: III.18 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Fanjiapo, tomb no. 27
Report: (Chuxi jianbo wenzibian, 1995:9)
Discovery date: 1993
Period: -350 to -278: Middle Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Hubei ?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 022
Site: III.19 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Jigongshan tomb no. 48
Report: Jianghan kaogu 1992,3
Discovery date: 1991
Period: -481 to -223: Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of Hubei Province
Distribution: documents found in the earth fill near the coffin lid
Total pieces:
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 023
Site: III.20 Hubei, Laohekou shi, tomb (no. 1 ?)
Report: (Chen Zhenyu, Hubei Chujian gaishu, 1992-1995 ?)
Discovery date: 1992
Period: -481 to -223: Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces:
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 024
Site: III.21 Hubei, Laohekou shi, tomb (no. 2 ?)
Report: (Chen Zhenyu, Hubei Chujian gaishu, 1992-1995 ?)
Discovery date: 1992
Period: -481 to -223: Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces:
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 025
Site: III.22 Hubei, Huangzhou shi, unidentified tomb
Report: (Chen Zhenyu, Hubei Chujian gaishu, 1992-1995 ?)
Discovery date: 1993
Period: -481 to -223: Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of Hubei Province
Distribution:
Total pieces:
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 026
Site: III.23 Hunan, Cili xian, Shiban cun, tomb no. 36
Report: Zhongguo kaoguxue nianjian 1988:213;
Wenwu 1990,10
Discovery date: 1983, 1987.05-06
Period: -375 to -300: Middle Warring States Chu, early phase
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of Hunan Province
Distribution: documents found in the head compartment
Total pieces: 4,557
Total graphs: 20,000

Serial Number: 027
Site: III.24 Hunan, Changde shi, Deshan, Xiyangpo, Changde Cotton Factory, tomb no. 2
(83 Changmian M2)
Report: (Zhongguo kaoguxue nianjian 1984:145f.)
Discovery date: 1983.12
Period: -339 to -278: Middle Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Hunan
Distribution:
Total pieces: 2
Total graphs: 54

Serial Number: 028
Site: III.25 Hunan, Linli xian, Jiuli, tomb no. 1
(disturbed)
Report: (Wenwu kaogu gongzuo shinian, 1991:211;
Hunan kaogu manbu, 1999:44-47)
Discovery date: 1980.06-10
Period: -340 to -278: Middle Warring States Chu
Whereabouts:
Distribution:
Total pieces: 30-100
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 029
Site: III.26 Hunan, Changsha shi, Zidanku (ammunition dump), tomb no. 1
(73ChangziM1, of a c. 40 year old man, a shidafu of the 1st rank?;
disturbed)
Report: Wenwu 1974,2
Discovery date: 1973.05
Period: -375 to -270?: Middle to late Warring States Chu (dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Metropolitan Museum, New York
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 904

Serial Number: 030
Site: III.27 Hunan, Changsha shi, Yangtianhu, tomb no. 167 (orig. no.: 53 Chang Yang M25)
(of a noble; disturbed twice)
Report: Wenwu cankao ziliao1953,12;
Kaogu xuebao 1957,2;
Changsha Chumu, 2000:24-26, 607
Discovery date: 1953.07-08
Period: -300 to -223?: Late Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Hunan Provincial Museum
Distribution: documents found in the outer coffin
Total pieces: 43
Total graphs: 314

Serial Number: 031
Site: III.28 Hunan, Changsha shi, Wulipai, Yangjiawan, tomb no. 406
(disturbed in 1948)
Report: Wenwu cankao ziliao 1952,2:68ff.;
Changsha fajue baogao, 1957
Discovery date: 1951.10-1952.2
Period: -300 to -223?: Late Warring States Chu (later than Yangtianhu tomb no. 25)
Whereabouts: Hunan Provincial Museum
Distribution: documents found inside a bamboo casket in the side compartment
Total pieces: 38
Total graphs: 89

Serial Number: 032
Site: III.29 Hunan, Changsha shi, Yangjiawan, tomb no. 569 (orig. no.: 54 Chang Yang M6)
(of a woman; undisturbed)
Report: Wenwu cankao ziliao1954,12;
Kaogu xuebao 1957,1;
Changsha Chumu, 2000:428, 642
Discovery date: 1954.07
Period: -250 to -150?: Late Warring States Chu to early Former Han
Whereabouts: Hunan Provincial Museum
Distribution: documents found inside a lacquered box in the outer coffin
Total pieces: 72
Total graphs: 41

Serial Number: 033
Site: III.30 Hunan ?
Report: (Zhongguo shanggu Qin Han xuehui tongxun 3.1997:34)
Discovery date:
Period: -481 to -223: Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Hunan Provincial Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces:
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 034
Site: III.31 Hubei ?
(provisionally, the documents are usually called Shanghai Museum Bamboo Strips)
Report: (Hunan sheng bowuguan sishi zhounian jinian lunwenji, 1996);
Wenhuibao (Shanghai) 05.01.1999:3
Discovery date: 1996 ?
Period: -370 to -300?: Late Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Shanghai Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1,437
Total graphs: 35,000

Serial Number: 035
Site: III.32 , probably Hubei or Hunan
(documents may be provisionally called the Ziyi Strips, although this is not the only find of the text)
Report: Xueshu jilin 9.1996:66-68 = Qin Hanshi luncong 7.1998:328-31
Discovery date:
Period: -481 to -223: Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: outside China
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 11

Serial Number: 036
Site: III.33 , probably Hubei or Hunan
(documents may provisionally be called the Chinese University documents, although these also include manuscripts from other periods, cf. V.14, VI.36, VIII.07)
Report: Zhongguo wenwubao 25.02.1998:3
Discovery date:
Period: -481 to -223: Warring States Chu
Whereabouts: Chinese University, Hong Kong
Distribution:
Total pieces: 10
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 037
Site: IV.01 Sichuan, Qingchuan xian, Haojiaping, tomb no. 50
Report: Wenwu 1982,1
Discovery date: 1979.2-1980.7
Period: -309 to -306: Warring States Qin (after the conquest of Shu; burial probably dated to -306)
Whereabouts: Sichuan Provincial Museum
Distribution: documents found in the side compartment of the outer coffin
Total pieces: 2
Total graphs: 154

Serial Number: 037a
Site: IV.01a Shaanxi, Huashan
(documents named after contents: Qin Yin daobing yuban)
Report: Wenwu 2000,2:89-90
Discovery date: ?
Period: -249 or later: Warring States Qin
Whereabouts: private collection
Distribution:
Total pieces: 2
Total graphs: 277

Serial Number: 038
Site: IV.02 Gansu, Tianshui shi, Beidao qu, Dangchuan xiang, Fangmatan, tomb no. 1
(86.TBDFM1; excavated by Yue Banghu & He Shuangquan)
Report: Wenwu 1989,2;
Qin Han jiandu lunwenji, 1989:7ff.
Discovery date: 1986.04
Period: -239: Late Warring States Qin (a date ’8th year’ in the resurrection tale is believed to be -239)
Whereabouts: Gansu Provincial Museum ?
Distribution: bamboo strips found inside the coffin above the head of the corpse
Total pieces: 464
Total graphs: 14,000

Serial Number: 040
Site: IV.03 Hubei, Yunmeng xian, Xiaogan qu, Shuihudi, tomb no. 4
Report: Wenwu 1976,9:51ff.
Discovery date: 1975-76
Period: -260 to -221: Late Warring States Qin (tomb dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Hubei Provincial Museum
Distribution: documents found in the head compartment
Total pieces: 2
Total graphs: 300

Serial Number: 041
Site: IV.04 Hubei, Yunmeng xian, Xiaogan qu, Shuihudi, tomb no. 11
(of a foreman clerk, lingshi, named Xi)
Report: Wenwu 1976,6;
Yunmeng Shuihudi Qinmu, 1981
Discovery date: 1975.12
Period: -227 to -217: Late Warring States Qin to Qin empire (circular dated -227; occupant died -217 or slightly later)
Whereabouts: Hubei Provincial Museum
Distribution: documents found inside the coffin all around the corpse
Total pieces: 1,155
Total graphs: 39,000

Serial Number: 042
Site: IV.05 Hubei, Yunmeng xian, Longgang, tomb no. 6
(89YLM6; probably of a guard of the imperial gardens who had been crippled as punishment for some law infringement)
Report: Jianghan kaogu 1990,3;
Kaoguxue jikan 8.1994
Discovery date: 1989.10-12
Period: -207: Late Qin (the statutes were in use between -220 and -207)
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of Hubei Province
Distribution: documents found inside the coffin at the foot of the corpse
Total pieces: 151
Total graphs: 1,813

Serial Number: 043
Site: IV.06 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Wangjiatai, tomb no. 15
Report: Wenwu 1995,1
Discovery date: 1993.03
Period: -278 to -207: Late Warring States Qin to Qin empire
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found inside the coffin, the strips at the corpse’s feet, the board at its head
Total pieces: 801
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 044
Site: IV.07 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Yangjiashan, tomb no. 135
Report: Wenwu 1993,8
Discovery date: 1990.12
Period: -278 to -207: Late Warring States Qin to Qin empire
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in the side compartment
Total pieces: 75
Total graphs: 375

Serial Number: 047
Site: IV.10 Hubei, Shashi, Guanju xiang, Zhoujiatai, tomb no. 30
(ZM30; of a petty official, perhaps a zuoshi, not more than 30 years of age)
Report: Guangming ribao, 14.01.1997:5;
Wenwu 1999,6:26-32, 42-47
Discovery date: 1993.06
Period: -209 to -206: Qin (dated through the calendrical documents, forensic examination of the body, and stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Museum of the Zhou Liangyuqiao Site (formerly Shashi Municipal Museum)
Distribution: documents found in the outer coffin above the head of the deceased, the strips had been wrapped up in a bamboo mat
Total pieces: 530
Total graphs: 5,449

Serial Number: 048
Site: V.01 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Fenghuangshan, tomb no. 8
Report: Wenwu 1974,6
Discovery date: 1973.09-11
Period: -179 to -141: Early Former Han, Emperors Wen and Jing
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in the head compartment
Total pieces: 176
Total graphs: 803

Serial Number: 049
Site: V.02 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Fenghuangshan, tomb no. 9
Report: Wenwu 1974,6
Discovery date: 1973.09-11
Period: -164: Early Former Han (reports datable to -164)
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in the head compartment
Total pieces: 83
Total graphs: 152

Serial Number: 050
Site: V.03 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Fenghuangshan, tomb no. 10
Report: Wenwu 1974,6
Discovery date: 1973.09-11
Period: -153: Early Former Han (boards datable to -153)
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found inside a bamboo casket in the side compartment
Total pieces: 172
Total graphs: 2,265

Serial Number: 051
Site: V.04 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Fenghuangshan, tomb no. 167
(obviously disturbed)
Report: Wenwu 1976,10
Discovery date: 1975.10-11
Period: -156 to -141: Early Former Han, Jing Emperor (dated on grounds of age of cemetery and type of coinage found)
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: tags found attached to silken bags in the head compartment
Total pieces: 79
Total graphs: 378

Serial Number: 052
Site: V.05 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Fenghuangshan, tomb no. 168
(of a wudaifu, perhaps a district magistrate)
Report: Wenwu 1975,9
Discovery date: 1975.03-06
Period: -167: Early Former Han (board dated to -167)
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: tags found in the side compartment
Total pieces: 69
Total graphs: 454

Serial Number: 052a
Site: V.05a Hubei, Jiangling xian, Fenghuangshan, tomb no. 169
(of a woman, probably the wife of the owner of tomb no. 168)
Report: Wenwu 1981,5:n51, 55
Discovery date: 1975?
Period: -167 or slightly earlier or later: Early Former Han (datable because of the tomb’s relationship to tomb no. 168)
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 56
Total graphs: 91

Serial Number: 052b
Site: V.05b Hubei, Jiangling xian, Gaotai, tomb no. 6
(According to Wenwu 1993,8:12, Gaotai tombs 4 and 5 also produced documents, but this is not confirmed in the full archaeological report.)
Report: Jingzhou Gaotai Qin Han mu, 2000:38-42
Discovery date: 1990-93
Period: -200 to -150: Early Former Han
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in head compartment
Total pieces: 53
Total graphs: 42

Serial Number: 053
Site: V.06 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Gaotai, tomb no. 18
(of a widow, named Yan, from the fief of a guanneihou, 2nd highest rank of merit, but not his wife)
Report: Wenwu 1993,8:12ff.;
Jingzhou Gaotai Qin Han mu, 2000:38-42
Discovery date: 1990-93
Period: -173: Early Former Han (one letter dated to -173)
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in head compartment
Total pieces: 4
Total graphs: 141

Serial Number: 054
Site: V.07 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Maojiayuan, tomb no. 1
(of a guanneihou and/or guandaifu, 2nd/15th highest rank of merit)
Report: Zhongguo kaoguxue nianjian 1987:204
Discovery date: 1985-86
Period: -173 ?: Early Former Han (letter dated to a 12th year, 8th month, beginning with a renyin day)
Whereabouts: Hubei Provincial Museum?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 75
Total graphs: 41

Serial Number: 055
Site: V.08 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Zhangjiashan, tomb no. 247
(of a one-time official)
Report: Wenwu 1985,1
Discovery date: 1983.12-1984.01
Period: -187 to -180: Early Former Han (the date derives from the dating of the law code and of the calendar found)
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in the head compartment, originally placed inside a bamboo casket
Total pieces: 900
Total graphs: 12,000

Serial Number: 056
Site: V.09 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Zhangjiashan, tomb no. 249
Report: Wenwu 1985,1
Discovery date: 1983.12-1984.01
Period: -206 to -141: Early Former Han (dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in the side and head compartments
Total pieces:
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 057
Site: V.10 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Zhangjiashan, tomb no. 258
(disturbed)
Report: Wenwu 1985,1
Discovery date: 1983.12-1984.01
Period: -175 or slightly later: Early Former Han
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in the head compartment
Total pieces:
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 058
Site: V.11 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Zhangjiashan, tomb no. 327 (or tomb no. 127?)
(The report identifies this tomb as no. 127, but the vice-director of the Jingzhou Museum stated in a personal communication (1998) that the correct number is 327.)
Report: Wenwu 1992,9
Discovery date: 1985
Period: -156 to -141: Early Former Han, Jing Emperor (dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: documents found in the side compartment
Total pieces: 300
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 059
Site: V.12 Hubei, Jiangling xian, Zhangjiashan, tomb no. 336 (or tomb no. 136?)
(The report identifies this tomb as no. 136, but the vice-director of the Jingzhou Museum stated in a personal communication (1998) that the correct number is 336.)
Report: Wenwu 1992,9
Discovery date: 1988
Period: -173 to -167: Early Former Han (calendar dated to -173)
Whereabouts: Jingzhou Museum
Distribution: inventory found in the side compartment, the rest of documents in the head compartment, wrapped in hempen cloth
Total pieces: 829
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 059a
Site: V.12a Hubei, Shashi, Guanju xiang, Yueqiao cun, Xiaojia caochang, tomb no. 26
(XM26; perhaps of an individual below the rank of guandaifu)
Report: Zhongguo wenwubao 06.06.1993:1;
Wenwu 1999,6:26, 32-47
Discovery date: 1992.11
Period: -201 to -141: Early Former Han (dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Museum of the Zhou Liangyuqiao Site (formerly Shashi Municipal Museum)
Distribution: documents found on the lid of a bamboo container in the southern part of the head compartment, heads pointing eastwards
Total pieces: 35
Total graphs: 139

Serial Number: 060
Site: V.13 Hubei, Yunmeng xian, Dafentou, tomb no. 1
Report: Wenwu 1973,9
Discovery date: 1972.12
Period: -201 to -141:Early Former Han
Whereabouts: Hubei Provincial Museum
Distribution: documents found in the head compartment
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 207

Serial Number: 061
Site: V.14 Hubei/Hunan ?
(documents may provisionally be called the Chinese University documents, although these also include manuscripts from other periods, cf. III.33, VI.36, VIII.07)
Report: Zhongguo wenwubao 25.02.1998:3
Discovery date:
Period: -206 to -141: Early Former Han
Whereabouts: Chinese University, Hong Kong
Distribution:
Total pieces: 70
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 062
Site: V.15 Hunan, Changsha shi, Mawangdui, tomb no. 1
(of Xin Zhui, wife of the chancellor of Changsha and Marquis of Dai; undisturbed)
Report: Changsha Mawangdui yihao Hanmu, 1973;
Wenwu 1974,7:46
Discovery date: 1972.01-04
Period: -168 to -165: Early Former Han (the marquise died at 50, her son in tomb 3 at 30, tomb 1 built later than tomb 3)
Whereabouts: Hunan Provincial Museum
Distribution: documents found in the eastern, western, and southern compartments of the outer coffin; the tags were tied to bamboo caskets
Total pieces: 361
Total graphs: 2,236

Serial Number: 063
Site: V.16 Hunan, Changsha shi, Mawangdui, tomb no. 2
(of Li Cang, chancellor of Changsha and Marquis of Dai; disturbed)
Report: Wenwu 1974,7;
Kaogu 1975,1
Discovery date: 1973.12-1974.01
Period: -186: Early Former Han (occupant died in -186)
Whereabouts: Hunan Provincial Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 7

Serial Number: 064
Site: V.17 Hunan, Changsha shi, Mawangdui, tomb no. 3
(of a Marquis of Dai, son of Li Cang and Xin Zhui; undisturbed)
Report: Wenwu 1974,7;
Kaogu 1975,1;
Mawangdui Hanmu wenwu, 1992 suppl.
Discovery date: 1973.11-12
Period: -168: Early Former Han (letter to the netherworld dated -168, this should also be the burial date)
Whereabouts: Hunan Provincial Museum
Distribution: The medical manuscripts were found inside a lacquered box in the eastern compartment; most inventories (403 bamboo strips, 6 wood boards) in the northwestern corner of the western side compartment; one wood board (recording funerary clothing) was found in the eastern side compartment.
Total pieces: 629
Total graphs: 125,000

Serial Number: 065
Site: V.18 Hunan, Changsha shi, Shazitang, tomb no. 1
(with a big mound, perhaps of Wu Zhu, king of Changsha who died in -157; disturbed)
Report: Wenwu 1963,2
Discovery date: 1954
Period: -179 to -157: Early Former Han, Emperor Wen (dated through coins and script found)
Whereabouts: Hunan Provincial Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 73
Total graphs: 130

Serial Number: 065a
Site: V.18a Hunan, Yuanling xian, Chengguan zhen, Huxishan, tomb no. 1
(of Wu Yang, marquis of Yuanling, son of Wu Rui, king of Changsha)
Report: Zhongguo wenwubao 15.09.1999:1 & 17.10.1999;
Renmin ribao (http://big5.peopledaily.com.cn/zdxw/19/19990923/199909231951.html);
CCTV (http://cnnews.sina.com/cctv/china/1999/0923/275658.html)
Discovery date: 1999.08
Period: -162: Early Former Han (-162 is the date of interrment of the marquis whose seal was also found inside the tomb confirming him as owner of the tomb)
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of Hunan Province
Distribution: bamboo strips found in the eastern head compartment and/or in the northern side compartment of the outer coffin;
sealing labels found in the southern and northern side compartment of the outer coffin
Total pieces: 1,000
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 066
Site: V.19 Guangxi, Guixian, Luobowan, tomb no. 1
(of the grand administrator of Guilin commandery, Kingdom of Nanyue, who probably came from Northern Chinese central plain; disturbed)
Report: Wenwu 1978,9;
Guangxi Guixian Luobowan Hanmu, 1988
Discovery date: 1976.07-11
Period: -206 to -141: Early Former Han (dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Museum of the Autonomous Region of the Zhuang People, Guangxi
Distribution:
Total pieces: 16
Total graphs: 452

Serial Number: 067
Site: V.20 Anhui, Fuyang xian, Shuanggudui, tomb no. 1
(of the 2nd marquis of Ruyin, Xiahou Zao)
Report: Wenwu 1978,8
Discovery date: 1977
Period: -165: Early Former Han (Xiahou Zou, 2nd marquis of Ruyin died in -165)
Whereabouts: Fuyang diqu bowuguan ?
Distribution: documents found in the outer coffin, originally they had been placed inside a wooden box
Total pieces: 1,200
Total graphs: 1,400

Serial Number: 068
Site: V.21 Shanxi, Yuci shi, Wanghuling, tomb no. 3
Report: Wenwu 1974,12:63ff.
Discovery date: 1971.10-11
Period: -206 to -140: Early Former Han (tomb dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Shanxi ?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 2

Serial Number: 069
Site: V.22 Gansu, Tianshui shi, Beidao qu, Dangchuan xiang, Fangmatan, tomb no. 5
(86.TBDFM5; excavated by Yue Banghu & He Shuangquan)
Report: Wenwu 1989,2
Discovery date: 1986.04
Period: -180 to -140: Early Former Han (dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Gansu Provincial Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 0

Serial Number: 070
Site: VI.01 Shandong, Linyi xian, Yinqueshan, tomb no. 1
Report: Wenwu 1974,2;
Wu Jiulong, Yinqueshan Hanjian shiwen, 1985
Discovery date: 1972.04
Period: -140 to +118: Han (sanshu, but no wushu coins in the tomb suppose this dating)
Whereabouts: Shandong Provincial Museum ?
Distribution: documents found in the western compartment of the outer coffin
Total pieces: 4,947
Total graphs: 55,000

Serial Number: 071
Site: VI.02 Shandong, Linyi xian, Yinqueshan, tomb no. 2
Report: Wenwu 1974,2;
Wu Jiulong, Yinqueshan Hanjian shiwen, 1985
Discovery date: 1972.04
Period: -134: Han (tomb dated to -134 to +118; calendar dated to -134)
Whereabouts: Shandong Provincial Museum ?
Distribution: documents found in the eastern compartment of the outer coffin
Total pieces: 32
Total graphs: 822

Serial Number: 072
Site: VI.03 Shandong, Linyi xian, Jinqueshan, tomb no. 11
(of a family named Zhou; occupant of this tomb is male)
Report: Wenwu 1984,11
Discovery date: 1978.10
Period: -119 to +8: Former Han (document dated through wushu coins)
Whereabouts: Linyi shi bowuguan ?
Distribution: it is not stated which documents derived from this tomb and which from tomb no. 13 listed below
Total pieces: 8
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 072a
Site: VI.04 Shandong, Linyi xian, Jinqueshan, tomb no. 13
(of a family named Zhou)
Report: Wenwu 1984,11
Discovery date: 1978.10
Period: -119 to +8: Former Han (document dated through wushu coins)
Whereabouts: Linyi shi bowuguan ?
Distribution: it is not stated which documents derived from this tomb and which from tomb no. 11 listed above
Total pieces: 8
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 072b
Site: VI.04a Shandong, Linyi xian, Jinqueshan, tomb no. 28
Report: Wenwu 1989,1:21-24, 46-47
Discovery date: 1983.12
Period: -140 to +8: Middle to late Former Han (tomb dated according to wushu coins from the reign periods of Emperors Wu and Xuan and according to stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Linyi shi bowuguan ?
Distribution: document found in the side compartment of the outer coffin
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 073
Site: VI.05 Hubei, Guanghua xian, Wuzuofen, tomb no. 3
Report: Kaogu xuebao 1976,2
Discovery date: 1973.12
Period: -140 to -87: Former Han, Emperor Wu (dated through stylistic comparison, esp. of mirrors)
Whereabouts: Hubei Provincial Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 30
Total graphs: 13

Serial Number: 074
Site: VI.06 Hunan, Changsha shi, Wanghou (Queen Dowager) ‘Yuyang’ tomb
Report: (Zhongguo shanggu Qin Han xuehui tongxun 3.1997:32;
Hunan kaogu manbu, 1999:57)
Discovery date: 1995
Period: -206 to +8: Former Han
Whereabouts: Hunan Provincial Museum ?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 100
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 075
Site: VI.07 Hunan, Changsha shi, Wujialing, tomb no. 203
(of a rich person probably named Jia)
(Li & He – see references – record this as tomb no. 201)
Report: Wenwu cankao ziliao 1952,2:68ff.;
Changsha fajue baogao, 1957
Discovery date: 1951.10-1952.2
Period: -202 to +8: Former Han
Whereabouts: Hunan Provincial Museum
Distribution: document found besides a jar in the undisturbed antechamber of the tomb
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 4

Serial Number: 076
Site: VI.08 Hunan, Changsha shi, Xujiawan, tomb no. 401
(perhaps of a member of the royal lineage of the feudal kingdom of Changsha, named Yang;
disturbed several times)
Report: Wenwu cankao ziliao 1952,2:68ff.;
Changsha fajue baogao, 1957
Discovery date: 1951.10-1952.2
Period: -202 to +8: Former Han
Whereabouts: Hunan Provincial Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 3

Serial Number: 077
Site: VI.09 Jiangsu, Hanjiang xian, Huchang, tomb no. 5
(of a couple, man named Wang Fengshi)
Report: Wenwu 1981,11
Discovery date: 1980.04
Period: -71: Former Han (letter dated to -71)
Whereabouts: Yangzhou bowuguan ?
Distribution: one document found inside the man’s coffin, the others in the side chamber
Total pieces: 26
Total graphs: 330

Serial Number: 078
Site: VI.10 Jiangsu, Yangzhou, Pingshan, Yangzhichang, tomb no. 3
Report: Wenwu 1987,1 & 7
Discovery date: 1983
Period: -100 to +8: Middle to Late Former Han (dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Yangzhou bowuguan ?
Distribution: documents found in the head compartment of the outher coffin
Total pieces: 3
Total graphs: 10

Serial Number: 079
Site: VI.11 Jiangsu, Yizheng xian, Xupu, tomb no. 101
(of a couple)
Report: Wenwu 1987,1
Discovery date: 1984
Period: +5: End of Former Han (bamboo strips dated to +5)
Whereabouts: Yangzhou bowuguan ?
Distribution: documents found inside the man’s coffin at his head
Total pieces: 20
Total graphs: 504

Serial Number: 080
Site: VI.12 Jiangsu, Xuyi xian, Dongyang, tomb no. 7
(of a couple, already disturbed)
Report: Kaogu 1979,5
Discovery date: 1974.08
Period: -50 to +23: Late Former Han to Xin (tomb dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Nanjing Museum
Distribution: document found beside the head of the occupant in the western coffin together with 82 wushu coins
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 32

Serial Number: 081
Site: VI.13 Jiangsu, Lianyungang shi, Haizhou, Taowan cun, Huangshiyan, tomb no. 1
(of Xiguo Bao, a provincial governor, taishou)
Report: Dongnan wenhua 3.1988:17 (not the bi-monthly)
Discovery date: 1985
Period: -100 to +8: Middle to Late Former Han (tomb dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Lianyungang shi bowuguan; one part of the manuscripts does no longer exist
Distribution: documents found in the coffin near the head of the deceased
Total pieces: 6
Total graphs: 354

Serial Number: 082
Site: VI.14 Jiangsu, Lianyungang shi, Haizhou, tomb of Shiqi Yao and his wife
Report: Kaogu 1975, 3
Discovery date: 1973
Period: -100 to +8: Middle to Late Former Han (tomb dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Nanjing bowuyuan or Lianyungang shi bowuguan ?
Distribution: one wooden board was found in each of the two coffins
Total pieces: 2
Total graphs: 174

Serial Number: 083
Site: VI.15 Jiangsu, Lianyungang shi, Haizhou, tomb of Huo He and his wife
Report: Kaogu 1974, 3
Discovery date: 1973.03
Period: -50 to +8: Late Former Han (tomb dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Nanjing bowuyuan or Lianyungang shi bowuguan ?
Distribution: documents found inside the man’s coffin, at his feet
Total pieces: 8
Total graphs: 154

Serial Number: 084
Site: VI.16 Jiangsu, Lianyungang shi, Haizhou, Wangtuanzhuang, unspecified tomb
(of a couple)
Report: Kaogu 1963,6
Discovery date: 1962.07
Period: -10 to +40: Late Former to Early Latter Han (tomb dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Nanjing Museum
Distribution: one wooden board was found in each of the two coffins
Total pieces: 2
Total graphs: 240

Serial Number: 085
Site: VI.17 Jiangsu, Lianyungang shi, Haizhou, Nanmen tile factory, tomb site
Report: (Wenwu 1996,8)
Discovery date: 1990-91 ?
Period: +7 to +50: End of Former to Early Latter Han (tomb dated on the grounds of daquan wushi money)
Whereabouts: Lianyungang shi bowuguan
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 4

Serial Number: 086
Site: VI.18 Jiangsu, Lianyungang shi, Huaguoshan, tomb (?)
Report: Kaogu 1982,5
Discovery date: 1978
Period: -50 to +8: Late Former Han
Whereabouts: (the pieces do no longer exist)
Distribution: documents found in the earth after an explosion at a tile factory.
Total pieces: 13
Total graphs: 396

Serial Number: 087
Site: VI.19 Jiangsu, Lianyungang shi, Donghai xian, Wenquan zhen, Yinwan cun, tomb no. 2
(YM2; of a middle-aged woman)
Report: Wenwu 1996,8;
Yinwan Hanmu jiandu, 1997
Discovery date: 1993.02
Period: +14 to +50: Xin to Early Latter Han (dated on grounds of huoquan and daquan wushi coins found)
Whereabouts: Lianyungang shi bowuguan
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 365

Serial Number: 088
Site: VI.20 Jiangsu, Lianyungang shi, Donghai xian, Wenquan zhen, Yinwan cun, tomb no. 6
(YM6; of a couple, the man had been a scribe in the bureau of merit, gongcao, in the office of the provincial governor)
Report: Wenwu 1996,8;
Yinwan Hanmu jiandu, 1997
Discovery date: 1993.02
Period: -10: Late Former Han (the diary found dates the death of the occupant to -10)
Whereabouts: Lianyungang shi bowuguan
Distribution: documents found inside the man’s coffin at his feet
Total pieces: 156
Total graphs: 40,000

Serial Number: 089
Site: VI.21 Jiangsu, Yancheng xian, Sanyang-dun, tomb no. 1
Report: Kaogu 1964,8
Discovery date: 1963.11
Period: +24 to +50: Early Latter Han (tomb dated through stylistic comparison)
Whereabouts: Nanjing Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 26

Serial Number: 090
Site: VI.22 Jiangsu, Gaoyou xian, Shaojiagou, ash-filled ditch (H2), survey square T29
Report: Kaogu 1960,10
Discovery date: 1957.02
Period: +24 to +220: Latter Han
Whereabouts: Jiangsu Provincial Museum ?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 46

Serial Number: 091
Site: VI.23 Hebei, Dingxian, Bajiaolang, tomb no. 40
(tomb of the Huai king of Zhongshan, Liu Xiu; disturbed and partly burned)
Report: Wenwu 1981,8
Discovery date: 1973
Period: -55: Middle Former Han (Liu Xiu died in -55; latest date appearing on the strips is -56)
Whereabouts: Hebei Provincial Museum ? (manuscripts have been partly destroyed by an earthquake in 1976)
Distribution: documents found in the eastern compartment of the rear chamber, inside a bamboo basket together with a scribe’s knife and an inkstone.
Total pieces: 1,000
Total graphs: 11,250

Serial Number: 092
Site: VI.24 Beijing, Dabaotai, tomb no. 1
(tomb of Liu Jian, Qing King of Guangyang; disturbed)
Report: Wenwu 1977,6;
Beijing Dabaotai Hanmu, 1989;
Wenwu 1986,2 (about the occupant of the tomb)
Discovery date: 1974-75
Period: -45: Former Han (Liu Jian, King of Guangling died in -45)
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 6

Serial Number: 093
Site: VI.25 North Korea, ancient Chinese settlement site of Lelang near Pyôngyang, ‘tomb of the painted basket’ (Caiqie zhong)
(excavated by the Choosen koseki kenkyuukai)
Report: Koizumi & Sawa, Rakurou saikyouchou, 1934
Discovery date: 1931
Period: -108 to +8: Former Han
Whereabouts: Korea or Japan?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 094
Site: VI.26 Henan, Shaanxian, Liujiaqu, tomb no. 23
Report: Kaogu xuebao 1965,1
Discovery date: 1956.04-10
Period: +23 to +220: Latter Han
Whereabouts: Henan
Distribution:
Total pieces: 2
Total graphs: 3

Serial Number: 095
Site: VI.27 Shaanxi, Xianyang shi, Maquan xiang, unspecified tomb
Report: Kaogu 1979,2
Discovery date: 1975.02
Period: -50 to +8: Late Former Han (dated through stylistic comparison including wushu coins and mirrors)
Whereabouts: Xianyang shi bowuguan ?
Distribution: documents found inside coffin
Total pieces: 3
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 096
Site: VI.28 Qinghai, Datong xian, Shangsun jiazhai, tomb no. 115
Report: Shangsun jiazhai Han Jin mu, 1993
Discovery date: 1978
Period: -50 to +8: Late Former Han
Whereabouts: Qinghai Provincial Museum ?
Distribution: documents found between the two coffins
Total pieces: 240
Total graphs: 1,847

Serial Number: 097
Site: VI.29 Gansu, Wuwei shi, Hanzuo xiang, Wubashan, tomb no. 3
Report: Zhongguo kaoguxue nianjian 1985:245f.
Discovery date: 1984
Period: -206 to +220: Han
Whereabouts: Gansu Provincial Museum ?
Distribution: document found lying on top of the coffin
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 112

Serial Number: 098
Site: VI.30 Gansu, Wuwei shi, Mozuizi, Han tomb no. 6
(of an official, possibly a liyuan, a chief instructor of the rites who was buried after the Xin period)
Report: Kaogu 1960,9;
Wuwei Hanjian, 1964
Discovery date: 1959.05
Period: -20 to +40?: End of Former to Latter Han (the text probably being a copy of an original made between -73 to -49)
Whereabouts: Gansu Provincial Museum
Distribution: the almanac strips were found below one side of the coffin, covered by mud.
Total pieces: 480
Total graphs: 27,400

Serial Number: 098a
Site: VI.30a Gansu, Wuwei shi, Mozuizi, unspecified tomb
Report: Kaogu 1960,9;
Discovery date: 1957
Period: -200 ro + 200?: Former or Latter Han
Whereabouts: Gansu Provincial Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 12

Serial Number: 099
Site: VI.31 Gansu, Wuwei shi, Xinhua xiang, Chanshan cun, Mozuizi cemetery, unknown (tomb) site
Report: Gansu sheng wenwu gongzuodui et al., Hanjian yanjiu wenji, 1984:34ff.
Discovery date: 1981 (submitted)
Period: -10 or thereafter: End of Former to Latter Han
Whereabouts: Gansu Wuwei xian bowuguan
Distribution: This find was submitted by commune member Yuan Deli allegedly years after it had been made; date and circumstances of excavation are unknown.
Total pieces: 26
Total graphs: 554

Serial Number: 100
Site: VI.32 Gansu, Wuwei shi, Xinhua xiang, Chanshan-chun, Mozuizi, tomb no. 18
Report: Kaogu 1960,9
Discovery date: 1959.09.-11.
Period: +72: Latter Han (document dated to +72, the burial probably dates also from +72 or shortly thereafter)
Whereabouts: Gansu Provincial Museum
Distribution: Strips originally seem to have been bound around a pigeon-headed staff that had been placed onto the lid of the coffin.
Total pieces: 10
Total graphs: 240

Serial Number: 101
Site: VI.33 Gansu, Wuwei xian, Hantanpo cemetery, unspecified tomb
Report: Wenwu 1993,10
Discovery date: 1989.08
Period: +43: Middle to Late Latter Han (suggested by funerary items; one piece dated to +43)
Whereabouts: Gansu Provincial Museum or Wuwei Area Museum ?
Distribution: Documents found lying undisturbed on top of one of the two coffins, a pigeon-staff lying in front of the coffin.
Total pieces: 16
Total graphs: 303

Serial Number: 102
Site: VI.34 Gansu, Wuwei xian, Hantanpo cemetery, unspecified tomb
Report: Wenwu 1973,12:18ff.
Discovery date: 1972
Period: +25 to +88: Latter Han, probably between +25 to 88 (dated through stylistic comparison and wushu coins)
Whereabouts: Gansu Provincial Museum ?
Distribution: Documents found in a hempen bag above the head of the corpse.
Total pieces: 92
Total graphs: 6,130

Serial Number: 103
Site: VI.35 Gansu, Gangu xian, Weiyang xiang, tomb no.1
(family vault of the Liu clan)
Report: Gansu sheng wenwu gongzuodui et al., Hanjian yanjiu wenji, 1984:85ff.
Discovery date: 1971.12
Period: +160: Late Latter Han (dating according to the document)
Whereabouts: Gansu Provincial Museum ?
Distribution: the document was found inside the coffin of a male corpse in the rear/northern chamber
Total pieces: 23
Total graphs: 1,300

Serial Number: 104
Site: VI.36
(documents may provisionally be called the Chinese University documents, although these also include manuscripts from other periods, cf. III.33, V.14, VIII.07)
(documents may be fake)
Report: Zhongguo wenwubao 25.02.1998:3;
(For the argument that some of the documents are fake, see Zhongguo wenwubao 25.02.1998:3)
Discovery date:
Period: -206 to +220: Han
Whereabouts: Chinese University, Hong Kong
Distribution:
Total pieces: 70
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 105
Site: VII.01 Inner Mongolia/Gansu, c. 30 border fortification sites along the Edsen-gol and supporting rivers
(documents found during the Sino-Swedish expedition led by Folke Bergman;
they are usually called Juyan Wooden Strips, although only a part of the archaeological sites are actually located within ancient Juyan, the other part belonging to Jianshui; cf. also VII.02-05)
Report: Bo Sommarström, Archaeological Researches in the Edsen-gol, 1958;
Ooba Osamu, Kyoen Kankan, 1992:300-303;
Wenwu 1992,9:43-45
Discovery date: 1930-31
Period: -102 to +95: Former to Latter Han (numerous pieces dated to between -102 and +95, esp. -60 andá-10)
Whereabouts: Academia Sinica, Taibei (most pieces); State Library, Taibei (30 pieces); Chinese Historical Museum, Beijing (6 pcs.); personal effects of Shang Chengzuo, Hong Kong (5 pcs.); Freer Gallery, New York (4 pcs.); Shanghai and Nanjing Museums (1 piece each)
Distribution: sites (N to S): A1=50 pcs; A10=270 pcs; A8 (/EP)=5,000 pcs; P9=350 pcs; A21=250 pcs; A22=83 pcs; A27=90 pcs; A32 (/EJ)=850 pcs; A33=2,000 pcs; A35=1,500 pcs; etc.
Total pieces: 11,000
Total graphs: 100,000

Serial Number: 106
Site: VII.02 Inner Mongolia/Gansu, 3 major sites along the Edsen-gol and supporting rivers: Jiaqu company (EP/A8), 4th watchtower (EPS4/P1), and Jianshui jinguan (checkpoint; EJ/A33) plus stray finds
(these documents are usually called New Juyan Wooden Strips, cf. VII.01 and VII.03-05)
Report: Wenwu 1978,1:1ff.;
Hanjian yanjiu wenji, 1984:62ff., 476ff.
Discovery date: 1972-74
Period: -99 to +31: Former to Latter Han (1222 pieces dated to between (-128) -99 and +31, esp. -73 and -49)
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of Gansu Province
Distribution: sites (N to S): EP (/A8)=7,944 pcs; EPS4 (/P1)-262 pcs; EJ (/A32)=11,496 pcs; stray finds (1972)=21 pcs
Total pieces: 19,700
Total graphs: 200,000

Serial Number: 107
Site: VII.03 Inner Mongolia, Edsen-gol, Cidong-watchtower
(ESC/T130; of ancient Sanshijing border north of Bukhen-torej;
these documents are usually included among the New Juyan Wooden Strips, cf. VII.02, 04-05)
Report: Hanjian yanjiu wenji, 1984:62ff., 70ff.
Discovery date: 1976 (collected)
Period: -4 to +9: End of Former Han to Xin (9 pieces dated or datable to between -4 and +9)
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of Gansu Province
Distribution: Manuscripts collected from surface.
Total pieces: 173
Total graphs: 2,148

Serial Number: 108
Site: VII.04 Inner Mongolia, Edsen-gol, ancient Jiaqu company
(EP/A) and subordinate watchtower (P1/EPS4)8;
these documents are usually included among the New Juyan Wooden Strips, cf. VII.02-03, 05)
Report: (Juyan xinjian shicui, 1988:71)
Discovery date: 1982.08 (collected)
Period: -15 to +283: Former Han (2 pieces dated to -15 and -2) and possibly Latter Jin (one piece dated to +283 ?)
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute, Inner Mongolia / Archaeological Institute of Gansu Province
Distribution: Manuscripts collected from surface. EP=20 pcs; EPS4=67 pcs
Total pieces: 87
Total graphs: 430

Serial Number: 109
Site: VII.05 Gansu, Edsen-gol, Ulan-durbeljin/Diwan site (ancient Jianshui jinguan
(EJ/A33; these documents are usually included among the New Juyan Wooden Strips, cf. VII.01-04)
Report: Xue Yingqun, Juyan Hanjian tonglun, 1991:95
Discovery date: 1986
Period: -100 to +40: Former to Latter Han (presumably)
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of Gansu Province
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1,000
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 110
Site: VII.06 Gansu, c. 30 border fortification sites – mostly beacon stations – along the Shulehe and supporting rivers
(documents found on the 2nd expedition led by Aurel Stein; they are usually called Dunhuang Wooden Strips, although only a part of them was actually found within ancient Dunhuang commandery, the other part deriving from sites within Jiuquan commandery; cf. also VII.07-15)
Report: Aurel Stein, Serindia, Oxford 1921, (repr. Dehli 1980)
Discovery date: 1907.03-1908
Period: -98 to +137: Han (dated pieces from these sites in general range between -98 and +137, and esp. -60 and -57)
Whereabouts: British Library, London
Distribution: Find quantities from major sites: T6b=254 pcs; T14=80 pcs; T15a=116 pcs; T22c=21 pcs; T28=49 pcs.
Total pieces: 705
Total graphs: 8,000

Serial Number: 111
Site: VII.07 Gansu, 27 border fortification sites – mostly beacon stations – along the Shulehe and supporting rivers
(documents found on the 3rd expedition led by Aurel Stein;
they are usually called Dunhuang Wooden Strips; cf. also VII.06, 08-15)
Report: Stein, Innermost Asia, Oxford 1928
Discovery date: 1914.03-1915
Period: -98 to +137: Han (dated pieces from these sites in general range between -98 and +137, and esp. -60 and -57)
Whereabouts: British Library, London
Distribution: Find quantities from major sites: T23l=34 pcs; T43j=22 pcs; T43k=20 pcs.
Total pieces: 166
Total graphs: 2,000

Serial Number: 112
Site: VII.08 Gansu, lower valley of the Shulehe, a sand-heap site (D26) outside the ancient Yumen checkpoint (Xiaofangpan cheng)
(documents found by Zhou Bingnan; included under the so-called Dunhuang Wooden Strips; cf. also VII.06-07, 09-15)
Report: none
Discovery date: 1920
Period: +152: Late Former (?) to Latter Han (one piece dated to +152)
Whereabouts: Dunhuang yanjiuyuan; formerly privately kept by Zhou Bingnan
Distribution:
Total pieces: 17
Total graphs: 100

Serial Number: 113
Site: VII.09 Gansu, lower valley of the Shulehe, 3 border fortification sites at the ancient Yumen checkpoint (Xiaofangpan cheng);
(documents found by Xia Nai and Yan Wenru; included under the so-called Dunhuang Wooden Strips; cf. also VII.06-08, 10-15)
Report: Wenwu cankao ziliao 1953,12;
Xia Nai, Kaoguxue lunwenji, 1961:73-93
Discovery date: 1944
Period: -92 to -53: Former Han (two pieces dated to -92 and -53 respectively)
Whereabouts: Academia Sinica, Taibei (the comb seems to have been lost already)
Distribution: Find quantities at different sites: T14=5 pcs; T17=67 pcs; T23e=6 pcs; unspecified=3 pcs
Total pieces: 81
Total graphs: 400

Serial Number: 114
Site: VII.10 Gansu, middle valley of the Shulehe, Yumen shi, Huahai xiang, ancient border fortification site 77J.H.S
(located at E90” 08′, N40” 15′;
they, too, fall under the general designation of Dunhuang Wooden Strips; cf. also VII.06-09, 11-15)
Report: Gansu sheng wenwu gongzuodui et al., Hanjian yanjiu wenji, 1984:15ff.
Discovery date: 1977.08
Period: -74: Former Han (one piece dated to -74)
Whereabouts: Jiayuguan shi changcheng bowuguan
Distribution: Documents were found in the top room of the watchtower.
Total pieces: 103
Total graphs: 864

Serial Number: 115
Site: VII.11 Gansu, lower valley of the Shulehe, Majuanwan, ancient border fortification site D21
(located at E93”45′, N40”21′;
documents fall under the general designation of Dunhuang Wooden Strips;
cf. also VII.06-10, 12-15)
Report: Dunhuang Hanjian Shiwen, 1991;
Dunhuang Hanjian, 1991
Discovery date: 1979.06-10
Period: -71 to +22: Former Han to Xin (63 pieces dated to between -71 and +22 )
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of Gansu Province
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1,200
Total graphs: 15,000

Serial Number: 116
Site: VII.12 Gansu, lower valley of the Shulehe, Suyoutu, ancient watchtower site D38
(located at E94”08′, N40”27′;
documents fall under the general designation of Dunhuang Wooden Strips;
cf. also VII.06-11, 13-15)
Report: Gansu sheng wenwu gongzuodui et al., Hanjian yanjiu wenji, 1984:1-14
Discovery date: 1981.03
Period: -80 to +22: Former Han to Xin (one piece dated to -80, others hint at Xin times)
Whereabouts: Dunhuang Municipal Museum or Gansu Provincial Museum ?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 76
Total graphs: 1,199

Serial Number: 117
Site: VII.13 Gansu, lower valley of the Shulehe, 10 ancient border fortification sites
(these documents, too, fall under the broad category of Dunhuang Wooden Strips;
cf. also VII.06-12, 14-15.
Report: Dunhuang Hanjian Shiwen, 1991:3;
Dunhuang Hanjian, 1991:2
Discovery date: 1986-88 (collected)
Period: -114 to +63: Former to Latter Han (17 pieces dated to between -114 and +63, especially between -63 and -52)
Whereabouts: Dunhuang shi bowuguan
Distribution: The manuscripts seem to have been collected from the surface under unspecified circumstances. Distribution as follows [p=pieces; g=graphs]: D14/T3 ( Dapodun)=1p, 12g; D20/T11 (Houkeng)=17p, 173g; D21 (Majuanwan)=4p, 72g; D22/T12a (Yanchiwan)=11p, 90g; D26/T14a ( Xiaofangpan)=2p, 12g; DN1 (1st tower south of Xiaofangpan)=5p, 22g; DN2 (2nd tower south of Xiaofangpan)=12p, 132g; D54/T23g (Xiaoyueyahu)=19p, 217g; D62/T23o (Choudunzi)=2p, 41g; DQ (Xuanquan)=64p, 889g.
Total pieces: 137
Total graphs: 1,660

Serial Number: 118
Site: VII.14 Gansu, lower valley of the Shulehe (locally called Qingshui gou), Mamitu basin, ancient watchtower site D9
(these documents fall under the broad category of Dunhuang Wooden Strips;
cf. also VII.06-13, 15)

Report: Li Xueqin ed., Jianbo yanjiu (2), 1996:368-385
Discovery date: 1990.04
Period: -77 to -67: Former Han (four pieces and one multi-strip document dated or datable to -77, -70, and -67)
Whereabouts: Dunhuang shi bowuguan
Distribution:
Total pieces: 62
Total graphs: 1,084

Serial Number: 119
Site: VII.15 Gansu, Shulehe, Xuanquan zhi, site of an ancient relay station (DQ) used from Han to Jin times
(these documents fall under the broad category of Dunhuang Wooden Strips;
cf. also VII.06-14)
Report: Zhongguo wenwubao 1992.01.05:1f.
Zhongguo kaoguxue nianjian 1992-3;
Wenwu 2000,5
Discovery date: 1990.10-1992.12
Period: -140 to +40: Middle Former (Emperor Wu) to Early Latter Han
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of Gansu Province
Distribution:
Total pieces: 18,790
Total graphs: 250,000

Serial Number: 120
Site: VII.16 Xinjiang, Ruoqiang xian, Lop Nor, north shore, ruins of houses and watchtowers
(documents found on an expedition led by Huang Wenbi;
cf. also VII.17-23)
Report: Huang Wenbi lishi kaogu lunj 1989;
Huang Wenbi Meng Xin kaogu riji 1990
Discovery date: 1930.04
Period: -49 to -8: Former Han (five pieces dated to -49, -39, -28, -25, -8 respectively)
Whereabouts: Academia Sinica, Taibei
Distribution:
Total pieces: 71
Total graphs: 879

Serial Number: 121
Site: VII.17 Xinjiang, Ruoqiang xian, Lop Nor, north shore, building site LA.II.ii (ancient Loulan ?;
documents found on the 2nd expedition led by Sven Hedin;
cf. also VII.16, 18-23)
Report: Scientific Results of a journey in Central Asia 1899-1902, 1904-07
Discovery date: 1901.03.08
Period: +252 to +310: Three Kingdoms, State of Wei, Former Jin (several pieces dated to between +252 and 310)
Whereabouts: Folkens Museum Etnografiska, Stockholm
Distribution:
Total pieces: 276
Total graphs: 4,641

Serial Number: 122
Site: VII.18 Xinjiang, Ruoqiang xian, Lop Nor area, sites LA and LB within fortification structures, various locations
(documents found on the 2nd expedition led by Aurel Stein;
cf. also VII.16-17, 19-23)
Report: Stein, Serindia, Oxford 1921, (repr. Dehli 1980)
Discovery date: 1906.09-12
Period: +263 to +330: Three Kingdoms, State of Wei to Former Liang (several pieces dated to between +263 and 330)
Whereabouts: British Library, London
Distribution: sites (w=pcs wood, p=pcs paper): LA.I=3 w, 11 p; LA.II=14 w, 12 p; LA.III=31 w; LA.IV=1 p; LA.V=3 w; LA.VI=118 w, 19 p; LA.VII=1 p; LB.II=1 w, 1p; LB.IV=1 w
Total pieces: 216
Total graphs: 4,000

Serial Number: 123
Site: VII.19 Xinjiang, Ruoqiang xian, Lop Nor area
(documents found by Tachibana Zuichou on the 2nd expedition sent by Ootani Kouzui;
cf. also VII.16-18, 20-23)
Report: (Nagasawa Kazutoshi, Rouran ookokushi no kenkyuu, 1996;
IDP News 10.1998)
Discovery date: 1909.03-04
Period: +269 to +328: Early Former Jin to Former Liang (several pieces dated to between +269 and 328)
Whereabouts: Ryuukoku University, Ootsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Distribution:
Total pieces: 46
Total graphs: 633

Serial Number: 124
Site: VII.20 Xinjiang, Ruoqiang xian, Lop Nor area, sites LA, LC, LE-F (ancient Loulan ?);
(documents found on the 3rd expedition led by Aurel Stein;
cf. also VII.16-19, 21-23)
Report: Stein, Innermost Asia, Oxford 1928;
Zhongguo shehui kexueyuan Kaogu yanjiusuo, tr., Xiyu kaogu tuji, 5 vols, Guilin, 1998
Discovery date: 1913-14
Period: +266 to +269: Former Jin (10 pieces of wood and 1 of silk dated to between +266 and 269)
Whereabouts: British Library, London
Distribution:
Total pieces: 118
Total graphs: 1,370

Serial Number: 125
Site: VII.21 Xinjiang, Ruoqiang xian, Lop Nor area, site LM
(documents found on the 3rd expedition led by Aurel Stein;
cf. also VII.16-20, 22-23)
Report: Stein, Innermost Asia, Oxford 1928;
Zhongguo shehui kexueyuan Kaogu yanjiusuo, tr., Xiyu kaogu tuji, 5 vols, Guilin, 1998
Discovery date: 1913-14
Period: +317 to +420: Latter Jin (+4th c.)
Whereabouts: British Library, London
Distribution: LM.I=6 pcs; LM.II=2 pcs; LM.III=1 pc.
Total pieces: 9
Total graphs: 429

Serial Number: 126
Site: VII.22 Xinjiang, Ruoqiang xian, Lop Nor area, Shanshan xian
(cf. also VII.16-21, 23)
Report: (Wenwu 1972,8:2)
Discovery date: 1924
Period: +265 to +420: Jin
Whereabouts: Japan
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 1,090

Serial Number: 127
Site: VII.23 Xinjiang, Ruoqiang xian, Lop Nor, north shore, ancient building site LA.I.iii
(cf. also VII.16-22)
Report: Wenwu 1988,7;
Xinjiang wenwu kaogu xinshouhuo (1979-1989), 1995
Discovery date: 1980.04
Period: +266 to +269: Former Jin (four pieces dated to between +266 and 269)
Whereabouts: Xinjiang Regional Museum ?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 65
Total graphs: 456

Serial Number: 127a
Site: VII.23a Xinjiang, Minfeng xian, Niya, ancient settlement sites nos. N.II and N.XIV.ii (ancient Jingjue kingdom;
documents found on the 4th expedition led by Aurel Stein)
Report: (Lin Meicun, Han Tang Xiyu yu Zhongguo wenming, Beijing 1998:249, 258, 263 n.7)
Discovery date: 1931.02
Period: -60 or later: Late Former Han
Whereabouts: Stein’s finds were confiscated in Kashghar (Xinjiang), their present whereabouts are unknown; photos taken by Stein are kept in the British Library, London
Distribution:
Total pieces: 2
Total graphs: 36

Serial Number: 128
Site: VII.24 Xinjiang, Minfeng xian, Niya, ancient settlement site no. N.XIV
(documents found on the 2nd expedition led by Aurel Stein)
Report: Stein, Serindia, Oxford 1921, (repr. Dehli 1980)
Discovery date: 1906.10.20
Period: +25 to 220: Latter Han ?
Whereabouts: British Library, London
Distribution:
Total pieces: 11
Total graphs: 130

Serial Number: 129
Site: VII.25 Xinjiang, Minfeng xian, Niya, ancient settlment site no. N.V.Nxv
(documents found on the 1st expedition led by Aurel Stein)
Report: Stein, Ancient Khotan, Oxford 1907, (repr. New York 1975)
Discovery date: 1901.02.03
Period: +269: Early Former Jin (one piece dated to +269)
Whereabouts: British Library, London
Distribution:
Total pieces: 47
Total graphs: 470

Serial Number: 130
Site: VII.26 Gansu, Wuwei xian, Lamawan
(found by Xia Nai and Yan Wenru when investigating a Murong tomb, never published by the excavators)
Report: Wenwu cankao ziliao 1953,12;
Shehui kexue zhanxian 1986,4
Discovery date: 1945
Period: -140 to +220: Han ?
Whereabouts: Academia Sinica, Tabei
Distribution:
Total pieces: 13
Total graphs: 9

Serial Number: 131
Site: VII.27 Shaanxi, Xi’an shi, Han time Chang-an, Weiyang Palace, central ministry building
Report: Zhongguo shehui kexueyuan kaogu yanjiusuo, Han Chang-an-cheng Weiyang-gong, 1996
Discovery date: 1986.09-1987.05
Period: -104 to +8: Former Han (the earliest date mentioned in the inscriptions themselves is -104)
Whereabouts: Zhongguo shehui kexueyuan kaogu yanjiusuo
Distribution: Documents found in rooms F2-6, F9-15.
Total pieces: 57,000
Total graphs: 300,000

Serial Number: 132
Site: VII.28 Shaanxi, Xi’an shi, Han time Chang-an, Weiyang Palace, Front Hall, site A (a row of cell-like compartments)
(documents had been partly burned)
Report: Zhongguo shehui kexueyuan kaogu yanjiusuo, Han Chang-an-cheng Weiyang-gong, 1996
Discovery date: 1980.04-06
Period: -206 to +23: Former Han to Xin
Whereabouts: Zhongguo shehui kexueyuan kaogu yanjiusuo ?
Distribution: The inscribed materials derive from compartment 26, stratum 3. Some uninscribed pieces were found in compartment F13.
Total pieces: 115
Total graphs: 554

Serial Number: 133
Site: VII.29 Hunan, Dayong, Goulan (/Ganlan?) site
Report: none
Discovery date: 1983
Period: +23 to +220: Latter Han
Whereabouts: Hunan ?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 100
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 133a
Site: VII.29a Hunan, Changsha city center, Wuyi (March, 1st)-Square, Zoumalou, ancient wells or storage pits nos. 3 & 4
Report: Zhongguo wenwubao 08.12.1999:3
Discovery date: 1997.04
Period: +106: Latter Han
Whereabouts: Changsha Qingshuitang Municipal Museum?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 200
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 134
Site: VII.30 Hunan, Changsha city center, Wuyi (March, 1st)-Square, Zoumalou, ancient well or storage pit no. 22
(96C.W.ZJ22;
documents are also called Wu Wooden Strips, although some of them belong to the waning days of Latter Han)
Report: (Renmin ribao (overseas ed.) 26.12.1996;
http://www.tangrf.com.cn/sailing/inform/wujian.htm, (1998-99)
Wenwu 1999,5;
Changsha Zoumalou Sanguo Wujian – Jiahe limin tianjia bie, 1999;
Zhongguo wenwubao 08.12.1999:3
Discovery date: 1996.07-11
Period: +220 and +237: Late Latter Han to Early Three Kingdoms Period, State of Wu
Whereabouts: Changsha Qingshuitang Municipal Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 100,545
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 135
Site: VIII.01 Anhui, Maanshan shi, Yushan xiang, Anmin cun, tomb of the Commander-in-chief to the Left of the Wu army, Zhu Ran
Report: Wenwu 1986,3
Discovery date: 1984.06
Period: +249: Three Kingdoms Wu (Zhu Ran died +249)
Whereabouts: Archaeological Institute of Anhui Province ?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 17
Total graphs: 230

Serial Number: 136
Site: VIII.02 Hubei, Echeng xian, cement factory, tomb no. 1
(of a commandery clerk, shi, named Chuo, who had not yet reached 29 years of age)
Report: Kaogu 1982,3
Discovery date: 1980.08
Period: +220 to +238: Early Three Kingdoms, State of Wu
Whereabouts: Hubei ?
Distribution: Documents found scattered around inside the tomb.
Total pieces: 6
Total graphs: 55

Serial Number: 136a
Site: VIII.02a Hubei, Wuchang shi, Renjiawan, on top of the mound Hejiashan, Six Dynasties brick chamber tomb
(probably of a Daoist (daoshi) named Zheng Chou; undisturbed)
Report: Wenwu cankao ziliao 1955,12:65-73;
Li Junming & He Shuangquan, Sanjian jiandu heji, Beijing 1990:130
Discovery date: 1955.04-05
Period: +222 or somewhat later: Early Three Kingdoms Period
Whereabouts: Wuhan ?
Distribution: The documents were found on the bottom of the otherwise decayed coffin, i.e they had very probably been inside the coffin.
Total pieces: 4
Total graphs: 6

Serial Number: 137
Site: VIII.03 Jiangxi, Nanchang shi, Yangming-lu, tomb of Gao Rong and two other persons (his wives ?)
Report: Kaogu 1980,3
Discovery date: 1979
Period: +232 to +238: Early Three Kingdoms
Whereabouts: Jiangxi
Distribution: the name cards & one inventory found inside a wooden box in Gao Rong’s coffin, the other inventory in another coffin
Total pieces: 23
Total graphs: 711

Serial Number: 138
Site: VIII.04 Jiangxi, Nanchang shi, Donghu qu, Yongwaizheng jie, tomb no. 1
(of Wu Ying, a palace attendant, zhonglang, and his wife)
Report: Kaogu 1974,6
Discovery date: 1974.03-05
Period: +265 to +420: Jin
Whereabouts: Jiangxi
Distribution: documents found inside one coffin
Total pieces: 6
Total graphs: 373

Serial Number: 139
Site: VIII.05 Hunan, Changsha shi, Beimen, Guihuayuan, tomb of 57-year-old Mrs. Pan, wife of Zhou Fangming
(probably disturbed)
Report: Wenwu cankao ziliao 1955,11:134ff.
Discovery date: 1954.05-08
Period: +361: Former Jin (document dated to +361)
Whereabouts: Hunan
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 365

Serial Number: 140
Site: VIII.06 Gansu, Wuwei shi, Hantanpo, tomb no. 19
(85.MHM19; of a couple)
Report: Li Junming, He Shuangquan, Sanjian jiandu heji, 1990 (T)
Discovery date: 1985
Period: +338 to +369: Former Liang (pieces dated to between +338 and 369)
Whereabouts: Gansu Provincial Museum ?
Distribution: Boards 1-4 found left to the male’s head, board 5 found on the woman’s chest.
Total pieces: 5
Total graphs: 530

Serial Number: 141
Site: VIII.07 Gansu, Wuwei ?
(documents may provisionally be called the Chinese University documents, although these also include manuscripts from other periods, cf. III.33, V.14, VI.36)
Report: Zhongguo wenwubao 25.02.1998:3
Discovery date:
Period: +340: Latter Jin (document dated to +340)
Whereabouts: Chinese University, Hong Kong
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 5

Serial Number: 142
Site: VIII.08 Gansu, Gaotai xian, Luocheng xiang, Changfeng cun, unspecified tomb
Report: Li Junming, He Shuangquan, Sanjian jiandu heji 1990:30
Discovery date: 1986
Period: +265 to 420: Jin (dated on grounds of calligraphic and pottery style)
Whereabouts: Gansu Provincial Museum ?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 36

Serial Number: 143
Site: VIII.09 Xinjiang, Turfan, Astana, tomb no. 53
Report: Wenwu 1972,1:8ff.
Discovery date: 1966-69
Period: +273: dated 9th year of the Taishi era (which is probably the Taishi era of Former Jin, i.e. the year +273)
Whereabouts: Xinjiang Regional Museum ?
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 52

Serial Number: 144
Site: VIII.10 Xinjiang, Turfan, ruin of a stupa
Report: Wenwu 1972,8
Discovery date: 1965.01.10
Period: +265 to +420: Jin
Whereabouts: Xinjiang Regional Museum ?
Distribution: document was found inside an earthen jar together with other Chinese and Sanskrit paper manuscripts.
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 570

Serial Number: 145
Site: IX.01 Xinjiang, southern Tarim basin, Balawaste
Report: Edouard Chavannes, Les documents chinois découverts par Aurel Stein dans les sables du Turkestan Oriental, 1913
Discovery date: 1906.09-10
Period: +618 to +907: Tang
Whereabouts: British Library, London
Distribution:
Total pieces: 9
Total graphs: 68

Serial Number: 146
Site: IX.02 Xinjiang, southern Tarim basin, Mazar-Toghrak
Report: Edouard Chavannes, Les documents chinois découverts par Aurel Stein dans les sables du Turkestan Oriental, 1913
Discovery date: 1906
Period: +618 to +907: Tang
Whereabouts: British Library, London
Distribution:
Total pieces: 32
Total graphs: 86

Serial Number: 147
Site: IX.03 Japan, Tokushima shi, Kokufuchou, Kannonji, ancient manor site
Report: Asahi shinbun 1998.03.18
Discovery date: 1998.03
Period: +700 to +750: Yamato-Nara / Tang
Whereabouts: Tokushima ken maizou bunka sentaa
Distribution:
Total pieces: 1
Total graphs: 19

Serial Number: 148
Site: X.01 Inner Mongolia, Ejina qi, ruins of the Tangut town of Khara Khoto (Heicheng)
(documents allegedly found by P.K. Kozlov)
Report: P.K. Kozlov, Mongolija i Amdo i mertyj gorod Chara-Choto, Moscow, 1923;
(Pian Yuqian & Duan Shu’an, Benshiji yilai chutu jianbo gaishu, Taibei, 1999:3)
Discovery date: 1908-09
Period: Yuan ?
Whereabouts: Russia
Distribution:
Total pieces: 2
Total graphs:

Serial Number: 149
Site: X.02 Xinjiang, Bachu xian, ruins of ancient town Tuokuzi shalai
Report: (Wenwu 1959,7:2)
Discovery date: 1959.04-07
Period:
Whereabouts: Xinjiang Museum
Distribution:
Total pieces: 170
Total graphs:

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