Chinese archaeologists discovered the tomb of emperor of Cao Cao


Previously we only knew him through the famous novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" or the blockbuster movie "Red Cliff". This time, General Cao Cao's mighty resurfaced after Chinese archaeologists announced that they might have discovered the tomb of the legendary leader.

Burial complex discovered an estimated age of about 1,800 years and believed to be a final resting place of Cao Cao, a smart general and leader in the 3rd century who is often featured in folk tales as a cunning politician. 
The complex was found in a village near the town Xigaoxue Anyang, Henan Province, and has an area of 8000 square feet. Inside there is 130 feet long tunnel that led into a basement. 

According to historians, military and political intelligence Cao Cao has made ​​it able to build a state of Wei is considered among the strongest and most prosperous in China during a period of three kingdoms (208-280 AD) during which China was divided into three different areas. 
In the tomb were found the bodies of two women and a man and more than 250 relics during excavation that lasted one year later. 
The bodies of the man identified as a man in his 60s. While the two bodies of the woman's estimated age of 50s and 20s. 
According to experts, the man's body was Cao Cao, who died in 220 AD at the age of 65. While the bodies of two other women allegedly as empress and his servant. 
Inside the cemetery was also discovered rock paintings featuring the social life of contemporary society Cao Cao. Then also found a stone tablet that contains engravings of the objects of sacrifice and a few other items that are considered as private property Cao Cao. 

Previously, a stone tablet bearing the "King Wu of Wei", which is the title given to Cao Cao after he died, had been stolen from the tomb, but the authorities managed to get it back. 

"Plate of stone bearing the title is the strongest evidence we have that the tomb belonged to Cao Cao." Said Liu Qingzhu, an archaeologist from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. 
"We believe there is no single person can have a bearing relics of Cao Cao in a tomb that much, unless, of course, the tomb belonged to Cao Cao's own." 
Cao Cao that we know through books and movies is the last leader of East Han Dynasty before eventually forming his own country during the period of political turmoil during the three kingdoms. 
He died in 220 AD in Luoyang, a city in eastern han dynasty, and was awarded the title of emperor of Wei, which he founded. 
His father was the adopted son of the chief eunuch in the royal court and Cao was a commander of a small army before he was appointed director-general after a successfully quell the rebellion that threatened the Han empire. 
Cao Cao featuring characters are often portrayed as a brat who cunningly in famous novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms". This crafty character is so well known in China that even be a saying that reads "If you talk about Cao Cao, Cao Cao then it will come". In addition to the generals, Cao Cao also known as a poet. 
Tombs were discovered by accident in December 2008 when a worker was digging near the Kilin mud to make bricks. The discovery was not reported to the government and local officials only learned about the discovery that when a slab of stone bearing the title of Cao Cao was confiscated from a tomb raider. 
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