1000-year-old tomb filled with paintings found

Archaeologists excavated a 1000-year-old tomb in Datong City, northern China, revealing colourful paintings on the internal walls of the structure.

Sealed off room of the tomb (by Chinese Cultural Relics)

The entrance to the tomb was sealed with bricks forcing the researchers to enter through a hole in the deteriorating arch-shaped roof. Within the tomb an urn with cremated human remains was found. It is believed that the tomb was built for a husband and a wife living in the period of the Liao Dynasty (907-1125 AD). The paintings depict servants, cranes and numerous clothes that hang on several stands, their colours still vibrant despite the passage of a millennia.

Murals in the tomb (by Chinese Cultural Relics)

(after Chinese Cultural Relics & Live Science)

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