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Unusual Pyramid-Shaped Tomb Found in China

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: Unusual Pyramid-Shaped Tomb Found in China Reply with quote

" Unusual Pyramid-Shaped Tomb Found in China " (The History Blog, 15.03.2017)

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Archaeologists have discovered an unusual pyramid-shaped tomb on the south bank of the Yellow River in Zhengzhou, central China. ...

... the team unearthed a burial chamber containing two brick tombs, the first built in a pyramid shape, the second an elongated dome like a cylinder cut in half lengthwise. The chamber is almost 100 feet long and 26 feet wide and is laid out along an east-west orientation. The entrance faces east and has a narrow ramp leading down to the tombs. ...

... The pyramid tomb was not interfered with and appears to be intact, probably because the looters didn’t realize it was there. While the pyramid shape is unusual for brick tombs, rounded tombs with pointed tops have been found before and the pyramid’s bowed walls suggest a connection to the more traditional form. The burial chamber has not been officially dated yet, but brick tombs are characteristic of the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.), and there are several Han-era sites in the area, including metallurgic workshops just a mile away.

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" Pyramid Tomb Discovered at Construction Site in Zhengzhou " (CGTN Beijing - Cai Mengxiao, 11.03.2017)

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