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Ancient general's tomb unearthed in Henan

Ancient general's tomb unearthed in Henan

Archaeologists excavate a tomb confirmed to belong to Cao Xiu, a noted general from the Three Kingdoms period (220-280 AD), in Mangshan county, Luoyang city, Central China's Henan province on May 17, 2010. The 50 by 21-meter tomb, which was found at the end of 2009, has a similar structure to that of Cao Cao, King Wu of Wei kingdom in the Three Kingdoms period (AD 208 to 280). A newly unearthed bronze seal engraved with Cao Xiu's name reveals the tomb owner's identity, and the Henan provincial bureau of cultural relics confirmed it at a press conference held in Luoyang on May 17. Cao Xiu is recorded in Chinese history books as a courageous fighter and high-ranking officer. History books also say Cao Cao took Cao Xiu as a son, even though the two were not related by blood. [Photo/Xinhua]

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