In any historical period, gold is an extremely rare metal. Especially in the ancient feudal period of China, gold was often associated with royalty and aristocrats, showing its preciousness. Therefore, an ancient tomb filled with gold, even with a golden lion weighing up to 1 ton, the owner of the tomb must be noble and rich? This person is definitely not ordinary.
Series of golden treasures
According to Sohu, in 1976, when building a train station in Yuergou, Xinjiang, China, archaeologists unearthed dozens of ancient tombs, including a massive mausoleum filled with gold.
The quantity and quality of gold unearthed in the tomb is so shocking that it makes the whole country and even the world admire and stunned.
Archaeologists at the Xinjiang Institute of Cultural and Archaeological Relics, China, said that the ancient tombs belong to the period from the Spring and Autumn-Warring States period to the Qin and Han dynasties. The owners of the ancient tombs are ethnic minorities living in a nomadic way.
Including golden lion cards that have been unearthed in ancient tombs. Photo 163 News.
Of the more than 80 ancient tombs they unearthed, there are four larger ones, in which, one in the center is the largest and most valuable. The number of burial items unearthed in this tomb is extremely large, and belongs to the category of “unprecedented”. That’s why it’s called the “Golden Tomb”.
The “Golden Tomb” is numbered 30. In the mausoleum cluster, it has a depth of 7.1 meters, is a vertical tomb, is covered with pebbles, has a rough and simple shape, showing the style of life. ancient nomadic life.
A total of 8 gold talismans engraved with tigers, 4 golden tiger-shaped belts, a lion-shaped talisman and more than 200 other gold ornaments such as gold beads and golden flowers were discovered in the mausoleum tomb.
In particular, the golden lion card weighs more than 1 ton, the golden lion is carved so lifelike that everyone is shocked.
The amount of gold in the tomb is immeasurable. Photo Sohu
In addition, the ancient tomb also has unique lacquer products. This is a very important discovery because it helps to put an end to the controversy about whether China was able to make perfect lacquerware during the Warring States, Qin, and Han dynasties.
The excavation of the “Golden Tomb” is practically not made public for various special reasons. The details of the treasures inside the tomb and the golden lion card weighing more than 1 ton are therefore also a subject of public curiosity.
In particular, everyone wants to know who the owner of the “Golden Tomb” is and has a special background?
According to the scant information from the research results of archaeologists, the owner of this tomb turned out to be a beautiful woman about 30.
The hole drilled in the skull of the owner of the tomb. Photo 163 News.
Archaeologists have found a hole drilled in the skull of the owner of the tomb. This may have been the cause of her death.
The nomadic peoples of ancient North Asia used to use the medical technique of drilling holes in the skull to reduce intracranial pressure to relieve headaches, but this is a complicated technique, a little carelessness will lead to death.
Archaeologists speculate that the owner of the ancient tomb may be a princess of the Cheshi or Huns, which are indigenous peoples with a long history in Xinjiang who love gold.
However, the materials and patterns in the tomb are also compatible with the Xiongnu nobles, who lived in the area in the later period and also liked gold.