Royal tomb from Three Kingdoms period excavated in Central China
A large tomb believed to be that of an empress during the Three Kingdoms period (A.D. 220-280) has been discovered in central China's Henan Province, archaeologists announced on Thursday.
"Its layout and seven flights of stairs suggest the tomb belonged to a high-level royal figure in the Cao Wei state. Judging from the objects we uncovered and historical records, it might the empress of Cao Rui," said Shi Jiazhen, head of the institute.
According to the institute, the tomb was discovered by a villager on July 19, 2015 and due to fears of robbery the institute to began the excavation immediately.
Archaeologists have so far unearthed more than 400 pieces of ceramics, lacquer, bronze, iron and jade as well as some 100 stone tablets recording the objects buried inside the tomb.
Source: Xinhua [November 10, 2016]