Archaeologists find shocking ‘Egyptian style’ Pyramid in China
Even though at first glance you may think it’s just another Egyptian Pyramid, this amazing structure was found half way across the world in China. The monument which eerily resembles Egyptian pyramids was found in the Henan province and dates back at least 2,000 years.
Archaeologists have unearthed a pyramidal tomb discovered during construction work in Zhengzhóu, Henan province, China.
Because of its “Egyptian” characteristics, it has been labeled “magical” by local media.
Further analysis will be carried out in the coming months to determine the exact age of the structure and for whom it was built.
The place where the Pyramid was build used to be a village that was later evicted to build a modern residential complex, reports.
In the same chamber where the pyramidal structure was unearthed by the team of the Office of Cultural Relics of Zhengzhóu, is another tomb with the shape of a semi-cylinder.
The entire complex is around 30 meters long and 8 meters wide and was built with the entrance facing east. The complex is composed of a narrow passage followed by a main dome where the two tombs rest.
According to early estimates, experts believe that the ‘Egyptian Style’ pyramid could be over 2,000 years old. Judging by its style, archaeologists believe it belonged to the Han Dynasty.
Residents were impressed by the discovery.
‘This is truly magical. I’ve never seen anything like this. It looks like an Egyptian pyramid,’ .
China isn’t a stranger when it comes to Pyramids. In fact, many scholars believe the oldest and largest Pyramids are located in the Asian country.
Many authors agree that the Great Pyramid of China is so large that the Great Pyramid of Giza seems like a miniature monument.
The story of the Chinese pyramid began at the end of the Second World War when American pilot James Gaussman was about to complete a resupply mission to the forces of the Chinese Army. Shortly after flying over the city of Xi’an, heading southwest, the pilot encountered what looked like a gigantic pyramid.
金字塔對中國來說並不陌生。事實上，很多學者相信，最古老、最大的金字塔就位在亞洲的中國。許多作者同意：中國大金字塔（Great Pyramid of China）非常巨大，古夫金字塔（Great Pyramid of Giza）和它比較起來就像是一座小型紀念碑。
Surprised, after making several passes over the humongous structure, he decided to take a number of photographs, which later included a detailed report which were handed to his superiors as soon as he returned to base.
The incident was forgotten among the files of the US Air Force until 40 years later, the ‘Great Pyramid of China’ was brought back to light through the work of Australian writer Brian Crowley, who published one of the photographs of the Pyramid in his book.
As a result, it was known that this wasn’t the first time pilots saw the humongous Chinese Pyramid. In fact, during March 1947, when the war was already over, the New York Times published an article making reference to the sighting made by Col. Maurice Sheehan from his plane, when he flew over a gigantic pyramid, described by Col. Maurice Sheehan as having approximate dimensions of 300 meters in height and 450 meters on each side.
他很驚訝，在經過這座巨大建築物數次之後，他決定照一些照片，這些照片之後被一篇詳細的報導使用。當他一回到基地，他的上級立刻把這篇報導拿給他看。這個事件被遺忘在美國空軍檔案裡，直到四十年後，澳洲作者 Brian Crowley在書中使用了上述金字塔照片的其中一張，這座「中國大金字塔」才重回眾人的目光中，
結論是，這並不是飛行員們第一次看見這座巨大的中國大金字塔。事實上。在1947 年的三月期間，當時二戰已經結束，紐約時報刊登了一篇報導，這篇報導的照片來源是Col. Maurice Sheehan，這些照片是他從飛機上拍的。當時他飛過這巨大的金字塔，根據他的說法，這座金字塔的尺寸大約是三百公尺高、每一邊大約有四百五十公尺。