Mystery of The Locked Tomb In Eastern China

On November 2015, Chinese archaeologists working on a royal cemetery which dating to the Han dynasty 2,000 years ago. They said the site is the most complete and well-preserved set of tombs they have unearthed. The Haihunhou cemetery is located a kilometer from the nearest village in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province. It covers some 40,000 square meters with eight tombs and a chariot burial site with walls that stretch for almost 900 meters.

They believe it is the burial site of Liu He – the grandson of Emperor Wu, who was the most influential ruler of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-AD25) – and Liu’s wife along with a handful of family members.

The team have found more than 10 tonnes of Wuzhu bronze coins together with more than 10,000 other gold, bronze and iron items, unearthed along with jade articles, wood tablets and bamboo slips, said Xin Lixiang of the China National Museum, who heads the team at the site. Xin has studied some 4,000 Han Dynasty tombs.
 


Archaeologists can clearly see the foundations of the tombs thought to be of Haihunhou and his wife, as well as affiliated memorial temples. There are roads and drainage systems in the cemetery.

But a key mystery remains: experts hope a locked tomb in the main mausoleum contains relics – an emperor’s seal perhaps – that could confirm the identity of the ancient occupants, according to Xinhua.

Sources:

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1875969/locked-tomb-eastern-china-may-hold-key-fate-little-known-emperor

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.id/2015/11/ancient-tombs-discovered-in-eastern.html#.VroBrLXQNkE


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Written By Tripzibit on Feb 9, 2016 | 23:21

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