Hebei village unearthed stone quicksand tomb, but the tomb thief to clever broken, leaving the crime tools

In the summer of 2018, something strange happened to a rural mound in Ye County, Henan Province: under days of heavy rain, a mysterious tomb of the Chu Dynasty of the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), containing not only a modern cannonball, but also the identity of its owner, emerged.Could it be a traveler?At that time, simple villagers in the first time after the discovery of the tomb reported to the cultural protection department, the results were initially confirmed to be an unimaginable super large tomb.After cleaning the tomb, the top horses, only to find the tomb should have their own way of “shutdown” : it turns out that under the tomb was rare rubble quicksand’s tomb, accumulated by the ancient tomb repair people inside the layers of rocks and sand, according to the measurement later, each stone weighs more than 100 kilograms, basic and sharp edges and corners, don’t be blown to the skin and even bleeding.Quicksand acts as power, pushing stones against grave robbers under the action of gravity.It is conceivable that such tomb structure can let tomb thief “drink a pot”, even fold halberd and return.It can be said that the tomb of stone quicksand is enough to compare with the tomb of yellow sausage and mercury.However, the ingenious structure of the tomb was considered a blind man’s eye, as archaeological teams used cranes and other equipment to haul stones and quicksand straight to the tomb’s chambers.What made the team even happier was that, despite all the burglaries in front of the tomb, they basically stopped in front of the tomb, which would have been a complete failure.However, the archaeological team is happy in one direction and sad in the other.It turned out that the tomb had been empty.The grave thief of ancient some top found the loophole of the tomb of accumulated stone quicksand with extremely clever means, find weak place with circuitous route, subsequently “bottom attack day”, take away cultural relic in the tomb all.More ironically, although experts found two bronze axes in the tomb, they were mostly unrelated to the tomb’s owner.Experts speculated from the marks on the coffin that the two axes were used to roughly split the coffin.As for why the axe was not taken away, it seems that there are too many funerary goods, too precious to care.However, there is still a rather sentimental scene in the tomb: there is a rusted spinning cone iron ware.After identification, it is determined to come from the modern society blasting bombs, should be used by modern grave robbers to break the stone used.Only, the tomb thief that this helps later ages can be disappointed and return only, after all their “ancestor master” already got there first.However, although the cultural relics in the tomb were stolen, there were enough clues left to speculate on the identity of the tomb’s owner.First of all, there was a huge cart and horse pit near the tomb, in which were placed the heads of four horses in a row. According to the ritual system of the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, he should have been a “battlefield master” of the Qing dynasty.According to the location and historical records of the tomb, this tomb is located in the spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period of the border of Chu, and it is very likely to be the “Lord Ye” was granted by king Ping of Chu to Ye Yi (place name).Of course, Lord Ye was not actually a person, but a general term for the people enfranchised here, similar to “King of Yan” or “Marquis of Huaiyang”.Speaking of Lord Ye, many people must have heard the idiom “Lord Ye is a good dragon”.It is said that Confucius once went to Ye County to discuss the ways of governing the country with shen Zhuliang, the duke of Ye county at that time, but they could not talk together and ended up in an unhappy parting.I do not know why, gradually spread the story of Lord Ye’s good dragon, but also set off Lord Ye’s ambition and lack of talent.In fact, although Shen Zhuliang was not as good as his grandfather “King Zhuang of Chu” in history, he did a good job in securing Ye County as a barrier for the state of Chu. He was a fierce man.As for whether the story of “Lord Ye’s good dragon” really happened in history, it can only become a mystery.

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