On March 2017, a mysterious pyramid-shaped tomb has been uncovered by archaeologists under a construction site in China. The coffin chamber alongside a similar cylinder-shaped coffin was discovered in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. Archaeologists were left scratching their heads after discovering it, along with another cylinder shaped tomb in what they believe is a burial site. Chinese media have nicknamed it the “pyramid of Zhengzhou”, though at six feet tall it is unlikely to draw as many tourists as the real things in Egypt.
|The pyramid-shaped tomb discovered under a construction site in Zhengzhou, |
central China's Henan Province
It’s possible that the chamber, stretching 30 metres long and 8 metres across, experts believe the chamber is a burial site, and could hail from the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD), which is widely regarded as China’s golden age.
Who was buried inside the mausoleum, as well as the reason why it was built in the shaped of a pyramid, are also under investigation. The area used to be a village, reports local media, but work was underway to build a new residential compound when the discovery was made.