750-year-old tomb and mural discovered in eastern China

750-year-old tomb and mural discovered in eastern China

The authorities of east China’s Shandong Province announced the discovery of an ancient tomb with 750-year-old frescoes.

The tomb is  Located in Jinan’s Changqing District was built of bricks and dates back to the Yuan Dynasty (between 1271 and 1368 AD), said Guo Junfeng, an official with the Institute of Archaeology in Jinan, capital of Shandong.

Junfeng added that the underground part of the cemetery is a circular hall shaped like a Mongolian tent carved into a lotus-shaped dome, while the walls are painted with cloud-like shapes, which are believed to bring good luck in Chinese culture.

Feng said the cemetery was very valuable, as the tombs unearthed from the Yuan Dynasty are very few.

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