In China found the treasure of legend

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Chinese ancient legend of the treasure, the peasant king, which rested on the river bottom turned out to be true.

Archaeologists in mid-March is lifted from the bottom of the river, Minjiang in Sichuan province more than ten thousand of silver and gold artifacts. March 20 was the official statement was made that the detected value are the ones referred to in the legend of the Yellow tiger and his battles.

Yellow tiger is the nickname Zhang syanchzhunom. He was one of the great leaders of the peasant uprising 1628-1647 years, which brought an end to the Ming dynasty, which ruled for three hundred years.

According to historians, Zhang Sanjun was an extremely interesting personality. His life story is preserved in several versions. The first is the official version, which has been preserved in documents of the Ming dynasty. With these documents Sangjun shows how treacherous bloodthirsty villain. The second version of his life is preserved in folk legends about the Yellow tiger. Here it is a kind of Chinese Robin hood – a cunning, powerful, selfless and courageous. Which of these versions is objective, scientists can not say.

Historians O. Napomnim and A. Bockmann, which studied the history of China, in his book «Faces of the Middle Kingdom» has led an interesting legend about the treasure Zhang syanchzhunom, hidden at the bottom of the river.

The legend says that Sangjun with great disdain wealth and treasures. And if they fell into his hands, he destroyed them. And all because they were afraid of decomposition in the environment of its adherents and was convinced that wealth does not unite, but divides and destroys. Once the rebels on the orders of Sanjo took water of the Jinjiang river, and then dug a deep hole in the riverbed and buried the huge treasure, consisting of jewels and gold. After that they opened the dam and re-started the water. The rebels called the bottom of the river «water storage area» and talked about the fact that after them no one of these resources to own no more.

The place flooded, a huge number of jewels and gold all the same found by archaeologists treasure: excavations were conducted at the confluence of the Minjiang, Jinjiang and 50 kilometers from Chengdu city, the capital of Sichuan. However, the reason is not the same.

As noted by scientists for many centuries this story was nothing more than just an ancient legend, did not have any documentary evidence. At the same time, in the middle of the last century, people began to find on the banks of the river, Minjiang silver bullion. Moreover, similar findings occurred regularly.

The builders, who in 2005 worked on the project of river diversion in the district of Machang in the area of Pahang, at a depth of about 2.5 meters found seven silver bars. Thus, the suspicion that the bars were part of the hidden on the river bottom Yellow tiger treasures, gradually turned into reality.

The researchers conducted the study finds, and in 2010, the section of the river, Minjiang was announced by the local authorities by the buffer zone. However, archaeologists still doubt that the legendary «sunken ships» really do exist. No doubt about it from treasure hunters. Black diggers hastened to take advantage of the opportunity.

In 2011, during the river works, the builders again stumbled upon a treasure – a large number of silver and gold coins and other artifacts. In the press appeared information about the discovery, and since there were many people wanting easy money: according to local residents, a few years ago on the banks of the river went the whole crowd of people with metal detectors.

Local authorities in 2016, said that the investigation which lasted a whole year completed: police detained ten groups of illegal hunters, and also discovered the nine point of sales and buying treasures found on the shore and in the river. In total, the cost of illegally mined treasure of more than 300 million yuan, or $ 44 million.

According to the representative of local police, only Golden seal which, according to the inscription, belonged to Zhang Sangou, made in the form of the tiger, was sold for eight million yuan.

More archaeologists could not wait. At the beginning of this year, when the water level in the river, Minjiang subsided, the river in the area of Panshan was fenced. Its size was about a kilometer in length and a hundred meters wide. The water was pumped out using water pumps, and the beginning of March, the track was dry enough for the archaeological excavations. And almost never the same, starting work at a depth of about five meters from the surface, the archaeologists have found numerous silver and gold artifacts, the number of which has reached ten thousand.

As noted by Chinese scientists, archaeologists, all detected items are straight and convincing evidence that the site of the ancient battle, it was determined exactly.

According to the Director of the Institute of cultural heritage and archaeology, Sichuan province, Gao Deluna, among the discovered items very much silver, bronze and gold coins as well as jewelry and other finds that indicate the presence of the army: iron spears, knives and swords.

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