The Great Shangqinggong Temple was located at the foot of Longhu Mountain, Yingtan City, Jiangxi Province. Thanks to a four-year excavation, Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology together with Yingtan Museum made a systemic archaeological excavation to the site from 2014 to 2017. The excavation area reached 5000 square meters, where pieces of pottery and porcelain as well as building components were unearthed, It's the largest excavation ever conducted for a Chinese Taoist remains.
http://www.kaogu.cn/en/News/New_discove ... 61844.htmlThe foundation of the Great Shangqinggong Temple was well preserved. Thanks to the excavation, archaeologists have obtained a clear picture of the basic characteristics of the Taoist activities here and discovered the superposition of geological layers from the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties, and the architecture styles in these periods, The Great Shangqinggong Temple is the largest Taoist Temple with the highest grade, the clearest time sequence and the richest relics in China. Its excavation was a significant breakthrough in Chinese religious archaeology and offered abundant materials for systemized and scientific research into Taoism study.