A Han tomb in Jiangsu was stolen, and five tomb robbers died mysteriously. Archaeologists: There are mechanisms inside the tomb

When it comes to tomb robbers, everyone will first think of the image of tomb robbers portrayed in the now popular tomb-themed film and television dramas or novels, thinking that they can fly over walls and can do anything. In addition, some people may also think of the professional tomb-robbing gangs “Mojin Xiaowei” and “Faqiu Zhonglangjiang” founded by Cao Cao in history. In fact, the descriptions of tomb robbers in both current tomb-robbery films and TV shows and historical records are exaggerated. Judging from modern archaeological discoveries, the anti-theft methods of many ancient tombs have frightened tomb robbers and even cost them their lives.

On the top of Dayun Mountain in Yunshan Village, Maba Town, Xuyi County, Jiangsu Province, there are many large mounds. There has been a local legend that there are large ancient tombs buried under the mounds. Xuyi’s local chronicles once recorded that tomb robberies occurred here in history. According to the “Xuyi County Chronicle”, an ancient tomb on the top of Dayun Mountain was robbed during the Tang Dynasty. A large number of rare treasures were unearthed, and even the coffin of the owner of the tomb was stolen. It was burned down by tomb robbers. One day in 2009, a group of local tomb robbers were ready to rob the ancient tombs that might exist under the mound of Dayun Mountain.

However, what is unexpected is that this group of five tomb robbers never returned once they left. Later, their family members reported the crime and found out that they all mysteriously died on the top of Dayun Mountain. Subsequently, the police and the archaeological team came to the mound on the top of the mountain. After careful exploration, they discovered a robbery hole more than 8 meters deep. The entrance of the hole was covered with black traces left by explosives. Immediately afterwards, the archaeological team launched some rescue excavations.

But as soon as several archaeologists broke through the sealing layer, they immediately withdrew and exclaimed, “There is a mechanism in this tomb, and those tomb robbers died suddenly after touching the mechanism!” It turned out that this was a structure. The extremely exquisitely arranged Jisand Tomb has various large stones sealing the tomb passage, and there is a thick layer of fine sand inside the rammed earth layer. After the tomb robbers detonated the explosives, they not only failed to blast through the thick sand, but also allowed a large amount of carbon monoxide generated by the explosion to accumulate in the robbers’ cave, causing them to be poisoned and died.

Therefore, the archaeological team brought in a modern sand washing machine to excavate the thick sand under the rammed earth layer of this sand-filled ancient tomb. Sure enough, the bodies of the five tomb robbers were found in the sand. After emptying out the accumulated sand in the tomb pit, the archaeological team successfully entered the tomb and discovered that it turned out to be a large tomb of a Western Han noble. Even the tomb owner’s tomb coffin was a giant jade coffin. Bronze vessels, There are thousands of precious ancient cultural relics such as gilt copper, jade, gold and silverware, among which there is a jade garment with gold threads and a “Huang Chang Ti Cou”, which are extremely valuable.