I can't translate this sentence into my native language.

The emperors and scholar-officials cannot be reached now, but they have left a wealth of evidence that they found their state sacrifices and music expressive.

Expressive is an adjective and it has been placed at the end of the sentence.

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That is a way to express the construct find [object] [complement], which means experience or regard something in a specific way. It has a similar meaning as in the following sentence.

Both men found it difficult to put ideas into words.

In the sentence you quoted, the object is their state sacrifices and music, while expressive is the complement. It means they regard their state sacrifices and music as expressive.

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