Friday, August 5, 2016

2200 year old Western Han Dynasty Cemetery Found

A treasure trove has been unearthed at an ancient Chinese cemetery. Multiple tombs, gold, bronze, iron and other precious items were found in the graveyard, the best-preserved Western Han Dynasty cemetery ever discovered.

A team of archeologists at Haihunhou cemetery in Nanchang, the capital of east China's Jiangxi Province unearthed more than 10 tons of Wuzhu bronze coins, along with more than 10,000 other gold, bronze and iron items.
Jade, wood tablets, and bamboo slips were also among the unearthed treasures.
The cemetery houses eight tombs and a chariot burial site. Five well-preserved horse-drawn vehicles have been found, each with four sacrificed horses, along with more than 3,000 accessories embellished with gold and silver.
Archeologists believe the main tomb is that of Liu He – the grandson of Emperor Wu, the greatest ruler of Han Dynasty (206 BC- 25 AD). Liu was deposed as emperor after only 27 days, due to his supposed lack of talent and morals.
Smoke absorbing bronze lamps.