30 décembre 2009

China Finds Likely Tomb of 3rd Century General Cao Cao

Part of a possible tomb of Cao Cao, a renowned ruler during the Three Kingdoms period in 208 to 280 A.D. AP Photo BEIJING (AP).- Chinese archaeologists have found what could be the tomb of Cao Cao, a skillful general and ruler in the 3rd century who was later depicted in popular folklore as the archetypal cunning politician. Archaeological officials say Cao's 8,000-square feet (740-square meter) tomb complex, with a 130-feet (40-meter) passage leading to an underground chamber, was found in Xigaoxue, a village near the ancient... [Lire la suite]