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3000-year-old "pyramid" discovered in NE China
Xinhua ^ | 21 June 2006 | Xinhua

Posted on 08/30/2006 10:57:52 PM PDT by Marius3188

CHANGCHUN, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archaeologists have discovered a group of ancient tombs shaped like pyramids, dating back at least 3,000 years, in Jiaohe City of northeast China's Jilin Province.

The tombs, covering an area of 500,000 square meters (1,000 meters long and 500 meters wide), were found after water erosion exposed part of a mountain, revealing two of the tombs.

Six smaller tombs had eroded away leaving no indications of their original scale and appearance, but the biggest tomb, located on the south side of the mountain, could clearly be discerned as a pyramid shape with three layers from bottom to top.

The pyramid's square bottom is about 50 meters long and 30 meters wide, about the size of a basketball court, with an oval platform on the top, about 15 meters long and 10 meters wide. The tomb was made of stone and earth dug out from the hill.

A stone coffin, surrounded by four screen boards and covered by a granite top, was placed on the top platform.

The coffin appeared to belong to the king of an early tribe based on the dimensions of the site, according to experts with the Jiaohe Archaeological Research Institute.

The tombs are part of the Xituanshan cultural ruins site, which dates back 3,000 years to China's Bronze Age period. The ruins were excavated in Jilin in 1950.

A lot of ancient hunting and domestic tools, including a stone knife and axe, as well as bronzeware and earthenware, have been unearthed from the stone coffin and other six smaller graves.

The discovery will provide valuable clues on study of ancient funeral customs and the tomb structure and culture of ethnic groups in the area. Enditem


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: china; godsgravesglyphs; jiaohecity; pyramids; tomb
Sorry, no pics.
1 posted on 08/30/2006 10:57:54 PM PDT by Marius3188
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG ping

I didn't see this one posted. Looks like it slipped through the cracks.


2 posted on 08/30/2006 10:58:58 PM PDT by Marius3188 ( I have not told half of what I saw - Marco Polo)
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To: Marius3188

If they unearth a Stargate, let me know. ;-)


3 posted on 08/30/2006 11:02:50 PM PDT by peyton randolph (No man knows the day nor the hour of The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief.)
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To: peyton randolph

How do you think they get their products to Wal-Mart?... :)


4 posted on 08/30/2006 11:06:18 PM PDT by Marius3188 ( I have not told half of what I saw - Marco Polo)
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To: Marius3188
The pyramid's square bottom is about 50 meters long and 30 meters wide

Someone needs a geometry lesson.

5 posted on 08/30/2006 11:07:21 PM PDT by Pontiac (All are worthy of freedom, none are incapable.)
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To: blam

ping


6 posted on 08/30/2006 11:09:08 PM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: Marius3188; blam; FairOpinion; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; ...
Thanks Marius. I think this may have appeared, but perhaps not. Similar discovery:
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7 posted on 08/30/2006 11:10:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow, those are huge. Man, the Alien's had parking lots all over this planet. :)


8 posted on 08/30/2006 11:13:19 PM PDT by Marius3188 ( I have not told half of what I saw - Marco Polo)
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To: Marius3188

Interesting


9 posted on 08/30/2006 11:22:34 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Here are some images I prepared earlier. All in China.

10 posted on 08/30/2006 11:24:47 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (ENEMY + MEDIA = ENEMEDIA)
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To: Bellflower


ping


11 posted on 08/31/2006 12:32:01 AM PDT by Bittersweetmd (God is Great and greatly to be praised.)
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To: Marius3188

In N.E. China, there are many tombs of step-pyramid type. They commonly have usually 3 steps.


12 posted on 08/31/2006 12:32:05 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: Fred Nerks

The three pyramids in the distance on the right don't follow the shape of Orion's belt, do they?


13 posted on 08/31/2006 12:37:08 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Something is happening here but you don't know what it is, do you, Mr. Jones?)
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To: Fred Nerks
Looking on GE4, Jiaohe region is quite mountainous.
14 posted on 08/31/2006 3:55:56 AM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Fred Nerks; Marius3188

Jilin Province

15 posted on 08/31/2006 4:09:12 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

16 posted on 08/31/2006 4:10:54 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam
More pyramid tombs:

Koguryo tombs around Jian(at mid-stream of Yalu River):

A tomb suspected to be that of first Koguryo king Dong-myong-sung

More royal tombs


17 posted on 08/31/2006 7:48:44 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: Marius3188

The theory behind pyramids is simple: just put the stones in the the position they would be anyway if they collapsed.


18 posted on 08/31/2006 7:53:12 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (I've had it with these &%#@* jihadis on these &%#@* planes!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Thanks for the post. I was thinking of the Koguryo but couldn't remember their name.

The Koreans get mightly upset when the Chinese claim the Koguryo was a Chinese culture.

19 posted on 08/31/2006 9:54:32 AM PDT by blam
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To: Marius3188
The pyramid's square bottom is about 50 meters long and 30 meters wide

Square, is it?

This is not much of a pyramid. It's not Great by any stretch.

20 posted on 08/31/2006 9:56:52 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: Fred Nerks

Those pine trees planted uniformly over the surface of the "mounds" are recent in origin, and part of a Chinese policy to mask the artificial nature of the pyramids.


21 posted on 08/31/2006 9:57:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Marius3188

They probably bumped into it while looking for their missing Taikonauts.


22 posted on 08/31/2006 10:11:19 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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They started to trumpet their claim only in the last decade.

23 posted on 08/31/2006 7:31:15 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: SunkenCiv
"Those pine trees planted uniformly over the surface of the "mounds" are recent in origin, and part of a Chinese policy to mask the artificial nature of the pyramids."

Why would they want to mask them?

24 posted on 08/31/2006 7:51:31 PM PDT by blam
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Seems like we may have a topic on 'em as well.


25 posted on 08/31/2006 10:12:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blam

Sensitivity over the heritage of what they consider Chinese territory.


26 posted on 08/31/2006 10:12:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Seems like we may have a topic on 'em as well."

A couple that I know about but as most of the time, I couldn't find them.

27 posted on 08/31/2006 10:19:37 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Koguryo site:freerepublic.com
Google

28 posted on 08/31/2006 10:36:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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