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“Dragon Kiln” Unearthed in China

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

NANCHANG, CHINA—Archaeologists have unearthed a 1,200-year-old kiln in the eastern province of Jiangxi, the center of China’s ceramics industry. Called a dragon kiln, it is the longest kiln ever found from the Tang Dynasty, with a fire box at one end of a sloping chamber. Tools and ceramic fragments were also found in the area.