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Ancient Greek Treasure: Archaeologists Discovered 1500 Years Old Burial In Inner Mongolia

Archaeologists have recently discovered 1500 years old burial. They have found it in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region in China.

Archaeologists exhumed a Silk Covered body inside a coffin and a silver bowl depicting Greek goddesses. They said,’Silk Road’ was an ancient network or trade route that joined Asia and Europe.

The old burial was excavated by the Archaeologist in between 2012 to 2014. They uttered that the suspects of the cemetery belong to a family of aristocrats. It could possibly the tribal chief of the Gaoche people from the Northern Wei dynasty.

The Wei dynasty, which swayed from A.D. 386 to 534, reported by Live Science. This dynasty controlled much of Northern China and Mongolia and giving the dynasty control over some of the ‘Silk Roads’.

The bottom of the silver bowl that has four faces of Greek ancient deities like Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, and Athena. The authors again noted that this bowl was imported from Central or west Asia. From Greek Mythology, Zeus is king of the gods and his wife Hera is the goddess of women and marriage. While Athena is the goddess of war and Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty.

Furthermore, the archaeologists have discovered six tombs at the old burial. Five of them belongs to Northern Wei dynasty and the other tomb is around 1000 years old from Liao dynasty.

Inside the Northern Wei tomb, they have found a silk covered body, reported by Archaeology. The tomb resident is wrapped with a yellow silk and wears various kind of gold ornaments like a gold headband and a gold necklace etc.

Archaeologists have also found a painting on the outside of coffin, depicts a blue-roofed house held up with red pillars. At the middle of the house, the tomb was surrounded by white faced servitor. The servitors are standing or sitting and wearing round shaped hoods. Experts Claimed that the cemetery has been repeatedly abducted.

http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/12388/20170413/ancient-silk-cover-body-excavated-inner-mongolia-cemetery.htm