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Cao Cao's tomb is found!

Unread postby Jolt » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:47 pm

Finally the Search has yielded results![/bad RTK game joke]


Chinese archaeologists have unearthed a large third-century tomb, which they say could be that of Cao Cao, the legendary politician and general famous throughout East Asia for his Machiavellian tactics. Skip related content


The tomb, discovered in Xigaoxue village near the ancient Chinese city of Anyang, Henan Province, has an epitaph and inscription that appear to refer to Cao Cao, Central China Television said on Sunday.

A Chinese proverb, "speak of Cao Cao and he appears," is the equivalent of "speak of the devil" in English.

Cao Cao was the final chancellor of the Eastern Han dynasty, who went on to form his own state during the political turmoil of the Three Kingdoms period. He died in 220 AD in Luoyang, the capital of the Eastern Han dynasty, and was posthumously named Emperor of the Wei state that he founded.

In Chinese lore, a number of anecdotes tell of Cao Cao's ruthlessness, cunning, and military and political acumen.

The tomb contains the body of a man in his 60s, corresponding to Cao Cao's age at his death, and two women.


http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20091227/ts ... 1ccfa.html

Awesome findings. Soon enough we'll be finding Zhang Jue and the Southern Mystic's tombs! I know it!
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Re: Cao Cao's tomb is found!

Unread postby Liu Yuante » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:39 pm

Wow, that is really awesome news. I'll definitely be keeping tabs on this one.

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Unread postby hall_of_famer02 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:11 pm

Great awesome news! Good discovery.
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Re: Cao Cao's tomb is found!

Unread postby GuoBia » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:06 pm

OMG IF THAT'S IT THEY FOUND HIS BODY TOO! I'll EXPLODE!!! I'LL EXPLODE!!!!!!!

Really, I'm not sure. There was news like this when I was little but it turned out to be some other dude.

But what I really want to know is if they can like do facial reconstruction... I REALLY want to know what he looked like. OMG I WANNA GO THERE RIGHT NOW!!!!
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Re: Cao Cao's tomb is found!

Unread postby Zappa » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:30 pm

Is this real?

This is really awesome!!!
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Re: Cao Cao's tomb is found!

Unread postby vvill » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:30 pm

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Re: Cao Cao's tomb is found!

Unread postby Oda_no_Owari » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:41 pm

Truly exciting news!And to find out on the day,I hope its right anyway.

I would love to see that someday,nay I WILL see that someday!
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Unread postby plunged » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:45 pm

this is really awesome news... hope they can learn much from this discovery
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Re: Cao Cao's tomb is found!

Unread postby Masatog » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:00 pm

If it is real then it is a shocking discovery but digging on someone's grave is just not right...
Two women? Who could they be...?
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Re: Cao Cao's tomb is found!

Unread postby GuoBia » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:35 pm

Not Bian; she was alive during Cao Pi's reign, right?

Probably concubines, but I thought that the tradition of that was frowned upon at that time, as when Sun Quan had a concubine of some fellow follow that fellow to the tomb there was commentary about inappropriateness?

"notorious pantomime villain Cao Cao?" EXCUSEEEE ME?

But this makes sense: "No luxury decorations were found in the tomb, but more than 250 weapons, pieces of armor, pottery and other articles were confirmed as Cao's everyday belongings." Make sense!

If it's confirmed, I need to bring my family to pay respects. I'm still pretty darn skeptical.

HEY GUYS check this out: "Wang Shuo, executive editor of Caijing magazine, said that if the oldest bones in the tomb were those of Cao Cao then the others must have been those of two classical beauties of the era, Daqiao and Xiaoqiao."

*SNORT* SOMEHOW I doubt that. XDDD
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