Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of Sui dynasty Emperor Yang-di
Recently, a group of respected Chinese archaeologists came to the conclusion that discovered in the spring of this year in the city of Yangzhou (Jiangsu province) is the ancient burial place of the last haven of Sui dynasty Emperor Yang-di life years (569 — 618, reign of the 604 — 617). It is reported by China Daily.
In April 2013, the construction works were discovered two ancient tombs. The epitaph on one of them read: “Here lies sui Yang-di”.
After research, the experts confirmed that the discovered grave belongs to sui Yang di and his wife Empress Xiao. In the grave were found the teeth of the Emperor and the remains of a woman, as well as many objects of great value for science.
Before archaeologists discovered this tomb in Yangzhou already had a mausoleum of sui Yang di, located in the village of Hoyer village Juicy. This place was identified as the burial of sui Yang di scientist and statesman of the Qing dynasty Ruan yuan (1764 — 1849), who donated large funds for the erection of a mausoleum Yang di. Since the 80-ies of the last century this monument was restored several times, it became a popular tourist attraction and objectcontrol heritage, protected at the provincial level.
After the discovery of this tomb of sui Yang di, the fate of the false burial, said Ruan yuan, remains in question. But according to the representative of local organization for the protection of cultural property, despite the inaccuracy of the results of the survey Ruan Yuan, they still possess a certain historical value and will continue to be protected.
Yan-di was the second and last ruler of the sui dynasty (581 — 618). He is known for his large-scale construction projects. When it was built Grand canal, Great wall restored, built the Palace complex in Luoyang. But the huge human losses, back-breaking labor service and taxes, unsuccessful military campaigns against the Korean States of Goguryeo and Baekje, the unpopular policy of the Emperor caused serious discontent among the people and the nobility.
The outbreak of the rebellion, taken by a relative of Yang di, Li yuan, the coup, forced the ruler to flee to the South, where he was murdered by his own guards, Li yuan proclaimed the founding of Tang dynasty.