In 1983, an amazing accidental discovery was made in downtown Guangzhou, China. The 2,000-year-old tomb of an ancient king was found completely intact, surrounded by archaeological treasures. Nanyue King Zhao Mo ruled from 137 to 122 BCE and was the second of five leaders of the Nanyue Kingdom, a state within the Western Han Dynasty.
A museum was erected around this incredible find, where the ruler’s mausoleum lies 65 feet underground. The body is outfitted in a rare and remarkable burial suit made of more than 2,200 rectangular jade pieces sewn with silk thread. Foreign artifacts like African elephant trunks and Southeast Asian incense and frankincense were found alongside the tomb, suggesting Guangzhou was a stop along the ancient Silk Road.
|Lingnan Tiandi, Foshan, China en||19.2km||site_izi|
|Hong Kong Kowloon en zh||132.3km||site_izi|
|Authentic Hong Kong Shopping en zh||132.3km||site_izi|
|Hong Kong Central en zh||132.2km||site_izi|
|The HSBC Building’s Feng Shui Cannons||2019||132.6km||site_ao|
|The Old Protestant Cemetery of Macau||2018||108.1km||site_ao|
|Un Chau Estate Flower Tunnel||2018||127.9km||site_ao|
|Window of the World||2017||98.8km||site_ao|
|Tomb of Sa’ad Ibn Abi Waqqas||2018||0.6km||site_ao|
|A Sky Full of Gods and Buddhas||2017||133.3km||site_ao|
|The Monster Building||2018||136.1km||site_ao|
|General Post Office||132.3km||site_brutalism|
|Chinese University of Hong Kong||1964||125.7km||site_brutalism|
|Escola Portuguesa Macau||109.1km||site_brutalism|
|St Stephen’s College, Special Room Block||141.8km||site_brutalism|
|Kaiping Diaolou and Villages||2007||118.6km||site_whs|
|Historic Centre of Macao||2005||109km||site_whs|
|World Coins By Jeff Starck , Coin World Published: Dec 14, 2019, 9 AM China has…||2019||110.2km||post|
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