2007 Excavation Report of Ming Dynasty Tomb of Qiu Jun in Haikou
Hainan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology;Haikou Administration of Cultural Heritage;
Qiu Jun was an outstanding scholar-official in the Ming dynasty and was native to the Qiongshan county in Qiongzhou prefect. The tomb of Qiu Jun,built in the 8th year of Hongzhi reign(1495),is located on a slight slope in Shuitou village southwest of Haikou,Hainan province. North of the tomb is the tomb of Hai Rui and about 5 kilometres away in the east is the former Ming dynasty seat of Qiongzhou prefect government. Facing north,this tomb covers an area of about 2,000 square metres. A pond to its north is named after the tomb occupant. During the Cultural Revolution,the tomb had been seriously damaged. Between 1986 and 1989,restoration was carried out here. The 2007 excavation was conducted for the purposes of cultural heritage protection and the planning of a restoration project. Patterned bricks,floor tiles,drip tiles,roof tiles and stone slabs that were used in construction and repairs during the Ming and Qing dynasties were excavated. The layout of tomb passage leading to the burial mound was investigated. In addition,architectural remains of a pavilion built to worship Qiu were discovered.
【CateGory Index】： K878