Liangzhu Jade Cong

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 11 December 2018
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Cong is the name given to a type of jade of unknown purpose, found in burials of the Neolithic period in Southeast China. The Cong has a square cross-section with a cylindrical hole. Congs are often decorated at the corners with faces, each shown with simple eyes; the two horizontal bars above representing the hairline and a shorter bar below for the nose. This is one of the tallest surviving Congs. Liangzhu culture, 2500 BCE. From modern-day China. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, December 11). Liangzhu Jade Cong. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Liangzhu Jade Cong." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Dec 2018. Web. 01 Dec 2021.