A rare national treasure has been melted down after a bizarre bronze coffin was dug up in Guangxi

2022-07-04 0 By

One winter night in 1969, villagers watching a movie about Ba Ba suddenly got the news: “Someone has just dug up a big bronze coffin!”It is said that the coffin lid is still shaking violently, as if something is about to climb out…On the evening of December 15, the villagers of Putuo Village, Xilin County, Guangxi Province gathered on the dam of the village to watch the news documentary “Agricultural Dazhai” brought by the county film team.At this moment, a few people but exchanged a wink, quietly withdrew from the crowd, together to a small mound under a big banyan tree not far away.It turned out that the area was recently under road construction, and several people were migrant workers in the construction team.In the afternoon, one of them digging roadbed, accidentally discovered the “secret” under this small parcel of earth.His hoe struck against something and made a metallic crunch…A few more digs and he found a copper-green patch sticking out of the mud!This person heart secretly happy, feeling may be underground “treasure”.At that time other people really do in full bloom, this man and gather together a few people quietly agreed, such as the evening when the movie, less people to continue to dig.So, in the evening a few people while we watch dam dam movie, quietly came to the pre-buried place, swinging hoe began to dig.It wasn’t long before the moviegoers began to whisper, and a scene from the beginning of the story appeared.There was talk in the crowd that a great bronze coffin had been dug up not far away, and something seemed to be trying to get out of it!Who can watch a movie at this point?Curiosity heavy people went to watch, big banyan tree more and more people gathered!At this moment, all eyes were staring at the “giant” in front of them.It turned out to be a gilded bronze coffin two meters long and about 70 or 80 centimeters high!The entire coffin may have been buried underground for so long that the gilt fell off and began to rust.The two sides of the coffin are also inlaid with several bronze masks the size of human faces, which look very strange…Looking at the lid of the coffin, it was tightly sewn and closed. Where was the violent shaking?What coffin has something to come out of?Probably all onlookers, exaggerating what they had seen…But even if there are no scary “big zongzi” to jump out of, the bronze coffin in front of us is still quite surprising.At first, there was some fear.After all, in the 1960s, the “dead man’s coffin” dug out of the ground was definitely something bad!However, greedy desire soon got the better of fear.Whoever first picked up a shovel and began to pry open the lid of the copper coffin.As a result, a crowd of people all rushed up!Soon, one end of the bronze coffin was pried open. What was in the dark crevice?Is the mouth bite “big zongzi”?Gold and jewels?There’s courage in the crowd after all!Someone pushed his way through the crowd, approached the coffin and put his arm inside…Others saw, for fear that they could not grab the “baby”, so more than a dozen people rushed up, continue to pry the lid of the coffin, break the gap to reach out to get things, and the iron bar beating the coffin……In this way, a crazy pin-down treasure grab began!For a while there was chaos.03 copper melting until the next day, it was reported to the highway construction headquarters.Relevant personnel rushed to the scene, only to see a mess, a covered with copper rust coffin left alone, there is nothing inside the coffin, there are also a lot of copper pieces around.In the 1960s, this kind of “feudal four old” thing was very sensitive, and the awareness of cultural relics protection was weak. When the Xilin County government learned about this, it only used a car to pull the copper coffin to the open space behind the courtyard of the county Party Committee, without reporting to the higher authorities!As a result, such a bronze coffin, which may be an earth-shattering archaeological discovery today, was parked at random in the courtyard of the county Party Committee for more than a year!This is the end of the story!This mysterious bronze coffin is about to face “devastating” destruction!In 1971, the motor bushing of Bada power station in Xilin County burned out, and copper was in urgent need.Copper was so valuable in those days, where could we find such a large quantity of it?In this way, the county party committee courtyard of the copper coffin was finally remembered!This time it is broken, poor this ancient coffin buried in the ground for thousands of years, so it was directly pulled by the ignorant masses to melt copper!However, because the bronze coffin is made of alloy, there are a lot of copper impurities, which can not be used at all!Finally, the bronze coffin weighing hundreds of kilograms only about 30 kilograms of broken copper pieces were returned to the warehouse for safekeeping!In July 1972, after the copper coffin was unearthed, Putuo Grain Station built a new barn in front of the newly built warehouse, where two large bronze drums were dug out again!The excavation site of the bronze drum and the bronze coffin are only about 20 meters apart!At this time, the higher authorities began to pay attention to the problem, and archaeological experts continued to visit the Xilin area.According to the excavation research, the two drums are actually a coffin burial system, in which the human bones collected from the second burial are placed.However, it is the copper coffin that people are most curious about that was dug up in 1969!Unfortunately, such a rare treasure, has already turned into slag, no longer exist!What is the secret of the bronze coffin?Are there any human remains in it?Who is the owner of the bronze coffin?A series of questions seem to become a mystery…In recent years, some experts have concluded that the owner of the coffin and drum probably came from the king of a mysterious small country in the southwest called Moding Kingdom.In the Qin and Han dynasties more than 2000 years ago, there were many tribal states in the southwest of China, among which the States of Dian, Yelang and Juting were the most powerful.However, since the Eastern Han Dynasty, there is no historical records of the “guo-ding country”, they just mysteriously disappeared…And the bronze coffin, which should have helped us lift the veil of history, suddenly appeared and was helplessly destroyed, which is really a great regret of archaeology…