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Pyramid-shaped tomb is unearthed in China

Posted on Tuesday, 21 March, 2017 | Comment icon 23 comments

Why was the tomb built in the shape of a pyramid ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.5 Nina Aldin Thune
A mysterious 2,000-year-old tomb with a pyramid-like shape has been found beneath a construction site.
The discovery was made in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, at the site of an old village where builders had been preparing to begin work on a new residential compound.

Believed to be part of an ancient burial site, the intriguing tomb, which is around 6ft high, was found alongside a cylindrical coffin in a chamber measuring 30 meters long by 8 meters wide.

The find has since been nicknamed the "pyramid of Zhengzhou."

Further details about the discovery are set to be revealed by archaeologists in the near future.

Source: Independent | Comments (23)

Tags: China, Tomb, Pyramid

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #14 Posted by Myles on 22 March, 2017, 21:16
Pretty cool.   I think it should do more to emphasize that the pyramid shape is a basic shape than it should in lending credibility to those who say that pyramid shapes all over the Earth proves ancient interaction.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Rmarlbk on 23 March, 2017, 6:56
It's a mini reactor to power their flying saucers._.
Comment icon #16 Posted by docyabut2 on 25 March, 2017, 2:15
Comment icon #17 Posted by DieChecker on 25 March, 2017, 14:20
I think the arched tomb is more impressive honestly. The pyramid is just stacked blocks, but the arched tomb would have required a lot more thinking.
Comment icon #18 Posted by kmt_sesh on 26 March, 2017, 4:17
I like the way you think. I'm pretty sure I was one of those kids—roughly a thousand years ago—who was taught the Romans "invented" the arch in architecture. Are school kids still taught that anywhere? The Egyptians were building arches long before the Romans even existed, as were others. It's a particularly graceful form.
Comment icon #19 Posted by quiXilver on 26 March, 2017, 6:01
Ah the Romans...  didn't even invent their own gods...  sheesh.
Comment icon #20 Posted by docyabut2 on 26 March, 2017, 6:19
Comment icon #21 Posted by Harte on 27 March, 2017, 21:49
If you check out the second link to another story that was posted by Stiff, you'll see this picture: Look at the opening in the cylinder. I'd bet that this pyramid was built the same way. In other words, not stacked horizontal blocks. Harte
Comment icon #22 Posted by third_eye on 28 March, 2017, 2:14
Just a note : An arch constructed and an arch cut/corbel out from the walls are two entirely different constructs ... A brief history walk through of the Arch   wiki link ~ wiki link ~
Comment icon #23 Posted by Daimond25 on 30 March, 2017, 10:45
Hmm, still logic in china " triangle" , or said Heaven, Human, Earth you could see as triragram of iching in the 3 strip, earth  are square, heaven are circle or round.

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