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Images: Ancient Mural Tomb Discovered in China

  • Beauty in death

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  • Protected in death

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  • Announcing your entrance

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  • Forever together

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  • Great detail of the celebration

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  • Cavalry at the ready

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  • Detail of the cavalry

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  • Strangers on a journey

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  • Detail on female attendents

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  • An infinite sky

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  • A light for eternity

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  • The Green Dragon

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  • The Scarlet Bird

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  • Zodiac Animals

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  • Another animal of the Zodiac

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Archaeologists in Shuozhou City, in China, have uncovered a "mural tomb" dating back almost 1,500 years. Believed to be used by a local military commander and his wife the murals cover about 860 square feet of space. This particular mural is on the west wall of the passageway leading into the tomb. It shows a door guard leaning against his sword, watching warily.

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