Archaeologists confident they have found Cao Cao's final resting place

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Archaeologists confident they have found Cao Cao's final resting place

Post by Fortyeightvows » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:30 pm

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/ ... ed-chinese
https://tw.news.appledaily.com/internat ... 5/1321878/
Experts at the Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology recently concluded that the remains of an adult male in his sixties found at a burial site in central China was Cao Cao
A smaller grave found near the main grave room is believed to be that of Cao’s first son Cao Ang, who died at a young age, according to Pan Weibin, another expert at the institute.
the first clues emerged in 2009, when archaeologists seized a stone tablet allegedly found in a tomb in Gaoxixue village in Anyang county, which bore the inscription “King Wu of Wei”, Cao Cao’s posthumous title.

The local authorities announced that this had identified the tomb as Cao Cao’s burial site, although experts remained sceptical at first.

Zhou said experts were still trying to figure out the identities of the two women buried in the same grave room as Cao Cao.

According to historic texts, Cao Cao was buried with his wife, who died in her seventies but one of the women was in her fifties and the other in her twenties.
Here are some older articles:
http://www.scmp.com/article/702787/stat ... ulers-tomb
http://www.dahe.cn/xwzx/sz/t20091227_1721914.htm

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