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Ming Dynasty tomb discovered in Central China


An ancient mural tomb from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) was excavated recently in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province.

Ming Dynasty tomb discovered in Central China
Aerial photo shows the layout of King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan Province 
[Credit: Xinhua]
According to the epitaph discovered, archaeologists were able to conclude that it must be King Zhouyi's tomb dating back to the Ming Dynasty.

Ming Dynasty tomb discovered in Central China
Archaeologists dismantle the brick door that sealed the inner chambers of King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, 
Central China's Henan Province [Credit: Xinhua]
Ming Dynasty tomb discovered in Central China
The indoor area of King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province 
[Credit: Xinhua]
He was the descendant of Zhu Su, the fifth son of Emperor Taizu Zhu Yuanzhang, whose fief was in Kaifeng of Henan. It made him the fifth seignior of the region.

Ming Dynasty tomb discovered in Central China
Mural patterns on the upper wall of King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province 
[Credit: Xinhua]
Ming Dynasty tomb discovered in Central China
Mural patterns on the upper wall of King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province 
[Credit: Xinhua]
Ming Dynasty tomb discovered in Central China
Green glazed tiles are excavated from King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province 
[Credit: Xinhua]
The tomb provides valuable information about the burial ritual of the royal families in the Ming Dynasty.

Ming Dynasty tomb discovered in Central China
Tools for daily use are excavated from King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province 
[Credit: Xinhua]
Ming Dynasty tomb discovered in Central China
Articles made of lead are excavated from King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province 
[Credit: Xinhua]
Ming Dynasty tomb discovered in Central China
Lampstands are excavated from King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province 
[Credit: Xinhua]
With a history of 531 years, the tomb still has a large area of well-preserved murals.

Source: China Daily [December 14, 2016]
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  1. The scientists are starting to excavate Imperial tombs. When are they going to open the big one, Qin Shi Huang's tomb? Please open it--I want to see it (and pay money to China to see it) before I die.

    Open the Great Tomb, Please.

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