Mar 05, 2020
To say that the world places the most emphasis on tomb rituals, we have to talk about China's thick funeral tradition. The ancient Chinese believed that "seeing death as life" means that there is no difference between a person's death and being alive, so after death, they will give their loved ones a very generous funerary. There is no difference between life and death, which means that after death, people can continue to enjoy everything they have before life, whether it is money or status. Therefore, the more luxurious the tomb size of a person is, the more able to show the identity and status of a person, and this person will be able to obtain a higher one after his death. Of course, there is also the influence of the traditional virtues of the Chinese nation, but not only China has such a burial habit, but also abroad.
As one of the "Four Ancient Civilizations", the feudal society of ancient China and the society of ancient Egypt are similar from a certain perspective. The emperor of China was the person with the highest status in the country, as did the pharaoh of ancient Egypt, and the size of the pharaoh's tomb was also large. Ancient Egypt and China can be said to have a high degree of similarity. From the point of view of burial, the higher the power status, the larger the burial specifications. Today, I want to say that there are two coffins in the world that are the most "anti-celestial". One of the two coffins is ancient China and the other is the pharaoh.
Tutankhamun was the pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty during the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. He became a pharaoh at the age of nine and died violently at the age of nineteen. Tutankhamun's time as a pharaoh was only ten years. It stands to reason that Tutankhamun was not the most prominent pharaoh in the history of ancient Egypt, but he was one of the most famous pharaohs. In 1922, British archaeologist Holland Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun, excavated a lot of treasures there, and found that the pharaoh's tomb had not been stolen. When Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered, a large number of mysterious spells were engraved on the door of the tomb. Coincidentally, the archeological team who entered the tomb at the beginning died of various accidents shortly after. Since then, the "Pharaoh's Curse" and Tutankhamun's Pharaoh's Tomb have become famous.
Tutankhamen's coffin has always been well-known, because this "inverse" coffin was made of 700 kg of gold. Although this coffin is 1.87 meters long, it looks very tall. In addition to being made of gold, the surface of the coffin is also inlaid with a lot of gems. It is worth mentioning that this coffin was not originally made for him. After using modern technology to restore Tutankhamun, researchers found that he was a person with deformed feet and a thin body, only 1.65 meters tall. Therefore, this large coffin did not fit at all. This coffin was originally used by one of his ancestors, but he died too quickly, so he had to use someone else's.
Another luxurious coffin
In 1978, our archeologists excavated Zeng Houyi's tomb in Suizhou, Hubei. In this small burial chamber, more than 15,000 various funerary items were unearthed, except for the famous Zeng Houyi bell. , Another important archeological discovery is Zeng Houyi's coffin. The world's largest and heaviest coffin weighed 9 tons. It was said that the crane could not lift the crane during the excavation. Instead, the tail of the crane was slightly lifted. There are already 2 tons of coffin boards alone. When the tomb of Zenghou Yi was discovered, various cultural relics unearthed shocked the world.
Both coffins can be said to be major discoveries in history, and the owner of the coffin is also very mysterious. In the history of Zeng Guohou, there are few materials that can be verified, but he has unearthed many exquisite cultural relics. Similarly, Pharaoh Tutankhamun is also surrounded by many claims. Some people say that he did not have a royal family; there are many things about his death There are many different opinions. It is worth mentioning that a dagger made of a celestial meteorite was also unearthed in Tutankhamun's tomb. At first people were deceived by its magnificent appearance. After research, it was discovered that it was not gold at all. It's meteorite material.