Famed Chinese General's 1800-yr-old tomb found

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New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Archaeologists in central China's Henan Province claim to have disinterred a tomb of Cao Xiu, a prominent general from the Three Kingdoms period (220 AD-280 AD), and a bronze seal found at the site that bore his name on it, confirmed that it was indeed his tomb.

The tomb, 50 meters long and 21 meters wide, held chinaware, copperware, liquor cups, and jars as well as some human bones, said Sun Yingmin, spokesman of the Henan provincial cultural heritage bureau, at a press conference Monday, the China Daily reports.

Tests suggested the bones belonged to a 50-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, he said.

Chinese history books describe Xiu as a fearless warrior of a high rank, and that Cao Cao, a king from the Three Kingdoms period took him as his own son, the China Daily reports.

Last year, Chinese archaeologists had unearthed Cao Cao's tomb, and now they have found that the newly discovered Xiu tomb had similar architecture as Cao Cao's.

However, last year's sensational Cao Cao tomb discovery had been written off by some experts as a hoax.(ANI)

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