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1,800-year-old General’s tomb excavated in China

The tomb of a general and his wife, complete with life-sized bronze horse, has been unearthed in Xiangyang, China.

About 1,800 years ago, at a time when China was breaking apart into three warring kingdoms, a warrior was laid to rest.

Buried in a tomb with domed roofs, along with his wife, he was about 45 years old when he died. Their skeletal remains were found inside two wooden coffins that had rotted away. Archaeologists don’t know their names but, based on the tomb design and grave goods, they believe he was a general who had served one or more of the country’s warring lords, perhaps Cao Cao and his son Cao Pi.

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Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: Chinese Archaeology

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