A rich imperial tomb over 1,000 years old found under Chinese elementary school

A rich imperial tomb over 1,000 years old found under Chinese elementary school
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The underground chamber is full of wall art and clay pots that date back to Tang dynasty.

Xiaojingyu Elementary School in the city of Taiyuan, China, was planning to build a playground and sports field, but got a thousand-year-old imperial tomb instead. In the process of working, builders uncovered an incredibly well-preserved chamber (thought to be one of several) covered in beautiful wall art and full of delicate clay pots.

Local media report a cultural relics expert saying that the style of the art indicates that this tomb is around 1,300 years old and belongs to the Tang dynasty, which ruled from 618 to 907 AD, Daily Mail writes.

The tombstone as well as the tomb itself indicate that the person buried there was not a commoner.

The Tang Dynasty is seen as a golden age of Chinese arts, culture and progress.

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