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Ming Dynasty ancient tomb discovered in C China
From:China Daily  Writer:  Date:2016-12-13
An ancient mural tomb from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) was excavated recently in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province.


Aerial photo taken on Oct 13, 2016, shows the layout of King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province. [Photo/Xinhua]


Archeologists dismantle the brick door that sealed the inner chambers of King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province, Oct 9, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]


Photo taken on Dec 6, 2016, shows the indoor area of King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province. [Photo/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.

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.


Photo taken on Dec 6, 2016, shows the mural patterns on the upper wall of King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province. [Photo/Xinhua]


Tools for daily use are excavated from King Zhouyi's tomb in Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province, Dec 6, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

The tomb provides valuable information about the burial ritual of the royal families in the Ming Dynasty.

With a history of 531 years, the tomb still has a large area of well-preserved murals.


 
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