Haihunhou mausoleum uncovered

Haihunhou mausoleum uncovered

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The Nanchang town, capital of the Chinese province of Jiangxi, has recently begun to reveal many of its secrets and little by little they have begun to be made public. Exactly the ones that have been discovered in the Mausoleum of the Marquis of Haihunhou, grandson of Emperor Wu of Han, which contains no less than eight tombs and a burial place for chariots.

It is a very important place, considered one of the sets of tombs of the Asian giant and especially the most important as far as the Western dynasty is concerned, dynasty that ruled from 206 BC. until AD 24 approximately and where they reinforced the politics and territorial expansion of Chang'an, making it one of the most important capitals in the world, equivalent to Rome, for example.

The Haihunhou mausoleum, very close to the city of Nanchang, has a total of eight tombs, one of which would correspond to Lin He, who is known as Haihunhou, grandson of Emperor Wu of Han, deposed 27 days after arriving at the post due to his lack of talent and morals as reported by the Chinese media.

Thanks to the objects that are gradually being recovered, it is becoming known what that place was like in those years, with great splendor among the life of both the emperor and his relatives and also what were the main hobbies he had.

Due to the work of the archaeologists and the group of people they brought with them, the grave robbers were unable to steal the relics and the many objects in this tomb. Of her it must be said that last December 20 the lid of the outer coffin was lifted, which dates back about 2,000 years old.

Between the outer and inner coffin appeared many pieces of gold and jade but also made of lacquered wood and delicately decorated with gold leaf, grave goods worthy of an emperor, even if he was only 27 days in the post.

In addition, in the necropolis different pieces have been discovered such as bronze coins, more than 10,000 objects of gold, bronze and iron, especially coins and gold ingots, a container for the distillation of wine, two shaped bronze lamps. of goose and a fish in the mouth, a portrait of Confucius, a bronze container to heat chestnuts with remains of these fruits, small terracotta figurines and different musical instruments such as shengs, flutes and bells.

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