added by archaeologs [Hsin-ts’un]. A Western Zhou cemetery site in Xun Xian, Henan province, China, where 82 tombs were excavated in 1932 and 1933, among them eight large shaft tombs. The inscriptions on a few inscribed bronzes suggest that this was a cemetery of the nobility of Wei, a fief established during the reign of the second Zhou king in the heart of the former Shang territories. The British Museum’s Kang Hou gui, whose inscription names the first ruler of Wei, is said to have been found in or near Xun Xian. A set of 12 bronze weapons now in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, is reported to come from the same district; one of these is inscribed with the name of the same Wei prince, Kang Hou, and two have meteoride IRON blades.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983