Important find in a Chinese cemetery

Important find in a Chinese cemetery

They have recently been discovered different chariots and horses sacrificed in a tomb in Nanchang city, belonging to the province of Jiangxi, this being the first that has been excavated south of the Yangtze River.

The team of archaeologists has discovered five horse-drawn carts in excellent condition. Each car had four animals sacrificed in the access corridor to the main tomb of Haihunhou, which were belonging to the Western Han dynasty, who ruled from 206 BC. until AD 25.

It should be noted that the Haihunhou cemetery It occupies an area of ​​land of approximately 40,000 square meters, with eight tombs and an important burial place for nobles and chariots, with walls that extend for almost 900 meters in length.

Archaeologists suspect that the main tomb of This cemetery belongs to Liu He, the grandson of Emperor Wu, considered the most important sovereign of the Han dynasty, one of the most important periods in the history of the Asian giant.

During his lifetime Liu He was awarded the title of Haihumou after being stripped of the emperor's throne by the royal clan after spending only 27 days on the throne because of his lack of talent and morals.

The archeologist Xin Lixiang, revealed that the cars indicate that the owner had the highest level within the Han dynasty. In addition, more than 3,000 accessories adorned with gold were found, demonstrating the social position of this president, as well as more than 10,000 items made of gold. bronze and iron as well as important pieces of jade, bamboo and wooden tablets.

Now, the next step to take in this excavation that began in 2011 is to look for pieces that are buried next to the coffin of the central mausoleum, where more important finds are expected.

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