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Chinese tomb may belong to Sui Dynasty emperor

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A tomb discovered last year in China may belong to Yang Guang, the last emperor of the Sui Dynasty (581-618 A.D.)

The 20-square-meter tomb in Yangzhou City might belong to Yang Guang, or Emperor Yang of Sui, the second and last monarch of the short-lived Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618), according to the city’s cultural heritage bureau.

A gravestone excavated from the tomb confirmed the emperor’s identity, while an inscription about the year of his death concurred with historical accounts, said Shu Jiaping, head of Yangzhou’s institute of archaeology.

“But we’re still not sure whether it was the emperor’s final resting place, as historical records said his tomb had been relocated several times,” Shu sai

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Story: ChinaDaily | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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