On January 16, at the Sangshujiao archaeological site in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province, two members of the archaeological team were injured by the city management and the archaeological facilities were demolished. An archaeologist walked into the Mulberry Foot Block in Shugang - Slender West Lake Scenic Area of Yangzhou City on May 21 and found that the demolished archaeological facilities had been restored.
On January 18, the State Administration of Cultural Relics sent a letter to the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism urging the supervision of the collision at the Sangshujiao Archaeological Site in Yangzhou City, which resulted in the injury of archaeological workers. On January 20, the Chinese Archaeological Society, as the highest professional association of cultural relics and archaeologists in China, also issued a statement strongly condemning the violent wounding and demolition of Yangzhou archaeological sites, and hoped that the relevant departments in Yangzhou would severely punish and investigate the responsibility of the relevant personnel in accordance with the law.
On the morning of January 21, the Yangzhou Municipal Peoples Government issued a briefing on the incident. The briefing said that the city was deeply saddened by the incident and sincerely accepted criticism and supervision from higher authorities and academia. After the incident, the Yangzhou Municipal Committee and the municipal government formed a special investigation team to carry out a comprehensive investigation and treatment quickly. According to the investigation and verification, the results are as follows: the scenic area Bureau of Yangzhou Public Security Bureau, in accordance with the provisions of Article 43, paragraph 1, of the Law of the Peoples Republic of China on Administrative Penalties for Public Security, decided to detain Hu Mou and Lu Taomou, members of the Slender West Lake Street Comprehensive Management Brigade, who violated public security management, and to impose a public security fine on Li Mou. Guo Mingyong, Secretary of the Party and Labour Committee of the Slender West Lake Street, who is responsible for leadership, was given a warning and punishment by the Party and Wu Liang, the leader of the comprehensive management brigade who is directly responsible, was given a serious warning and punishment by the Party and Labour Committee of the Shugang-Slender West Lake Scenic Area. The Administrative Committee of Shugang-Slender West Lake Scenic Spot is charged with speedily restoring archaeological facilities, ensuring that archaeological work is carried out as planned, and making every effort to cooperate and ensure archaeological work.
At noon on January 21, the reporter walked into the Mulberry Foot Archaeological Site located in Shugang-Slender West Lake Scenic Area, Yangzhou City. Local people told the reporter that this was the land used by their original four production teams, with nearly 170 mu. Archaeologists have been excavating here for more than two years. Facilities such as archaeological tents dismantled at the site were restored and erected yesterday (20). The signs of archaeological sites are closed to idle people and cultural relics are protected and everyone is responsible were re-established at the site of archaeological excavation.
It is reported that mulberry foot plot is located in the national key cultural relics protection unit Yangzhou City ruins. With the approval of the State Administration of Cultural Relics, the Yangzhou Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology organized and implemented the Yangzhou Mulberry Foot Archaeological Project from 2017 to 2018. At present, archaeological discoveries of large-scale architectural sites from late Tang to Southern Song Dynasty confirm the 66-meter-long large rammed earth foundation, paving brick roads, corridors, stoves and other important relics of the Tang Dynasty, unearthed official, Guanchun and other stamped tiles, lotus tiles, large-scale Mandarin tail and a large number of high-grade architectural components and celadon, white porcelain relics. Some experts believe that the site may be the residence of Wang Wu and Yang Xingmi during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms.
Source: Qian Mingxiao_NBJ10675, Responsible Editor of CNN