The Clay Oven

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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a locked, soundproof room with ample room to set up a microphone and recorder. Each morning at 8 am one member of staff is to check the recordings and make notes on any anomalies, and also check for foreign objects, particulates or residue inside of the aperture of the object, using gloves to prevent fingerprint contamination. Detailed observations observations of these findings should be made.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an old, clay oven, chipped in certain places. The aesthetics of the object suggests that it originates from the Qin Dynasty. SCP-XXXX was found covered in the rubble of a destroyed village discovered in the SiChuan province of China, approximately 5 miles from ███ █████. From the ash coating the artefact when it was found, it was inferred that the village had been destroyed by a fire.
An array of reverberations are occasionally picked up, coming from inside the object. These follow a seemingly random pattern. The reverberations will resemble different sounds: metallic collisions, a fire, laughter, angry conversations between a man and woman, the loud cries of a young child, and muffled screams. The old dialect of the man and woman coupled with the lack of clarity of the sounds results in the language being decipherable, despite the foundation having hired a number of expert translators.
More rarely, different objects, particulates or residue, part hereby designated SCP-XXXX-1 can be found inside of the oven, varying from jewellery to minted coins to ash, but among that which is found, the most common substances are small clumps of coagulated blood.