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Unearth 2,000-year-old pyramid under a construction site

Unlike the towering pyramids of the pharaohs in Egypt, the structure is less than six foot tall and was found inside a Chamber in in Zhengzhou measuring about 30 metres long and eight metres wide.

Unearth 2,000-year-old pyramid under a construction site


Although further analysis is required to formally identify how old the tomb is, as well as who it belonged to and why it was Built, it is thought it could date back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) when tombs were built with bricks.
It was one of two tombs – the other a half-cylinder – found inside the coffin chamber by staff at the Zhengzhou Cultural Relics Bureau.
The discovery, which was made near a motorway west of the Sinian Grove near the Yellow River, has already been dubbed the ‘pyramid of Zhengzhou’ by Chinese media.
Unearth 2,000-year-old pyramid under a construction site
It is thought it could date back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) when tombs were built with bricks. (Picture: Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock)
Unearth 2,000-year-old pyramid under a construction site
The excavation site of the coffin chamber (Picture: Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock)
Unearth 2,000-year-old pyramid under a construction site
The chamber, which is 30 meters long and 8 meters wide,  features a narrow aisle leading to a main dome (Picture: Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock)
Unearth 2,000-year-old pyramid under a construction site
The age of the tomb is yet to be determined Picture: Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock)
Unearth 2,000-year-old pyramid under a construction site
Chinese archaeologists investigate the site (Picture: Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock)
Unearth 2,000-year-old pyramid under a construction site
it has already been dubbed the pyramid of Zhengzhou (Picture: Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock)
Unearth 2,000-year-old pyramid under a construction site
The chamber was built in an west-east position with the entrance facing the east (Picture: Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock)
The chamber was built in an west-east position with the entrance facing the east, according to Huanqiu.com
It sits in the area of a former village that is being moved to make way for a residential compound.
Writer: Toby Meyjes for Metro.co.uk


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