Archaeologists have unearthed a pyramid-shaped tomb underneath a construction site in central China.(Pyramids discovered in China)
Residents were stunned when the unusual ancient site was discovered in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, with one calling it ‘magical’.
Further analysis is however to be carried out to identify how old the grave is, who the owner was and why it wasbuilt in this specific shape.
he pyramid-shaped tomb has been found underneath a construction web site in Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan Province.(Pyramids discovered in China)
It’s one of the 2 tombs found inside a coffin chamber close to a grove. the other grave is shaped sort of a half cylinder
Chinese media have dubbed the newly found tomb the ‘pyramid of Zhengzhou’, although it’s much smaller in size compared to the real pyramids in Egypt (pictured)
Chinese media have dubbed the tomb the ‘pyramid of Zhengzhou’, although the structure is far smaller in size compared to the real pyramids in Egypt.(Pyramids discovered in China)
The tomb was found close to a expressway set about 3,300 feet (1,000 metres) west of the Sinian Grove by the river, according to Huanqiu.com, an affiliation to People’s Daily on-line.
The area used to be a village, however the it’s apparently moved away to form way for a new residential compound.
The pyramid-shaped tomb is one of the 2 tombs found inside a coffin chamber by workers from the Zhengzhou Cultural Relics Bureau. the other tomb is shaped like a half cylinder.
The chamber is ninety eight feet (30 meters) long and twenty six feet (eight meters) wide. It features a narrow aisle leading to a main dome next to the pyramid-shaped tomb
A employee who guards the excavation site told the newsperson that the tomb might be over 2,000 years old and that the dig had been going on for over a month.
While the general public are surprised by China’s very own ‘mini pyramid’, experts said it is not uncommon to see circular-shaped tombs with a pointed roof in the region.
According to Henan Cultural Relic Bureau, such tombs appeared after the Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) and were usually built with bricks.