Nearly 2 decades ago, in Hubei province (China), people discovered an extremely strange tomb. At that time, this tomb was often referred to by experts as the “water grave”.
What made Chinese public opinion at that time could not help but be that this ancient tomb contained the treasure of a famous royal living in the Ming Dynasty.
The treasure is hidden in the flooded ancient tomb and the mystery of the number of foreign antiques
In 2001, archaeologists accidentally discovered a tomb dating from the Ming Dynasty in Hubei province.
After finding the entrance to the tomb, those conducting excavation work encountered an extremely rare and strange case.
The stone door that sealed the entrance to this ancient tomb’s underworld was constantly leaking water to the outside. This suggests that the ancient tomb was most likely submerged in water.
Witnessing that scene, those present at the scene were amazed. Because most ancient tombs are designed to be water resistant and avoid moisture.
So why does this strange tomb have water spilling outside?
Before being excavated, this strange and mysterious ancient tomb was submerged in the sea for a long time. (Illustration).
Stemming from the unusual state of this tomb, a 12-day draining process was carried out. It took nearly half a month for the huge amount of water inside the tomb to be drained.
After entering the palace, everyone present could not believe their eyes. Because this tomb has buried a whole treasure and has been preserved intact for hundreds of years.
Statistical results show that this tomb dating from the Ming Dynasty has about 5,300 antiques buried, of which more than 700 are encrusted with precious stones.
Not stopping there, many treasures in this underground treasure also have some burial items believed to be imported from abroad.
The discovery of these precious treasures made the tomb a hot topic of public opinion at that time.
A number of exquisite and valuable artifacts were found in a water tomb in Hubei (China). (Photo: Source Baidu).
Many people believe that the owner of this ancient Ming tomb is not a prince, but also a royal prince.
Some experts also commented that the person lying in the grave must have a close connection with the Ming royal family at that time.
So who was buried with a huge amount of treasure in that ancient tomb? Is it a famous character of the Ming Dynasty?
The identity of the owner of the tomb: Revealing the true origin of the foreign artifacts
After many days of researching artifacts in the tomb as well as looking up historical documents, the identity of the owner of the ancient tomb was finally revealed.
Not surprisingly, the person buried in the grave is Luong Trang Vuong – a young prince living in the Ming Dynasty.
Luong Trang Vuong’s real name was Chu Thiem Ky (1411-1441). He was the grandson of Minh Thanh To Chu De, the 9th son of Minh Nhan Tong Chu Cao Si and the younger brother of Emperor Minh Tuyen Tong.
Luong Trang Vuong Chu Thiem Ky was a prince with a close relationship with the ancient Ming royal family. (Illustration).
Chu Thiem Ky was the first and only King of the Ming Dynasty. The historical record considers him to be a man of bright genius, studious, good-natured, mild-mannered, humble in character, greatly loved by his father and brother.
Luong Trang Vuong reigned for 17 years, unfortunately died in 1441 when he was not yet 30 years old, was buried at Du Linh mountain.
Also because Luong Trang Vuong did not have a son, his title of King Luong later had no heir. That is also the reason that the huge amount of gold, silver and jewels in the possession of this king became the burial object that followed him to the grave after his death.
Luong Trang Vuong lived in the prosperous period of the Ming Dynasty. During this period, Trinh Hoa many times went to the Western Ocean, bringing back many foreign treasures. This explains the origin of the artifacts of foreign origin found in the tomb of that king.