The dragon is a symbol of the Chinese nation and a symbol of ancient feudal emperors. After the ancient emperor died, he would choose a treasure of feng shui as his resting place after his death. And this treasure of Feng Shui will also be called”Dragon Vein”, of course, this is just an ancient saying, it’s just looking for a comfort in the heart. Located in Laoshan, north of Luoyang City, Henan Province, China, the largest mausoleum group in the country is distributed here, covering an area of more than 700 square kilometers. Later scholars call it the”Laoshan Mausoleum Group”.
The Laoshan Mausoleum is located in the Laoshan hilly area north of Luoyang. It is located on the south bank of the Yellow River, the mother river of the Chinese nation. It is near the Laoshan in the south and the Yellow River in the north. It has been a good place for princes to choose tombs. According to statistics, the Laoshan Mausoleum Group includes the tombs of 24 emperors of 6 generations, which are composed of 6 dynasties in the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Eastern Han Dynasty, Cao Wei, Western Jin Dynasty, Northern Wei Dynasty, and Five Dynasties. The tomb of Emperor Guangxiu Liu Xiu, known as the most perfect emperor in history, is buried here.
In addition to the emperor’s fondness for burying in Laoshan, many famous officials were also buried here after his death, such as the warriors of the Warring States Period, the Six Kingdoms, and the Six Kingdoms. Xiang Su Qin was buried here after his death. Fan Xi of the Western Han Dynasty, Ban Chao, a famous minister from the Eastern Han Dynasty, Di Renjie, a famous figure from the Tang Dynasty, and Shi Shouxin from the Northern Song Dynasty, all of them chose Laoshan. In addition to the tomb of the emperor and minister, there are also many tombs of unknown soldiers buried here. Archaeologists conservatively estimate that there are at least 100,000 tombs here.
So many ancient tombs must have bred tens of thousands of splendid cultural treasures. Unfortunately, Laoshan Mausoleum is suffering a catastrophe. In the late Qing Dynasty, foreign powers invaded, and even the small country Belgium pointed at the Qing government. Belgium forced the Qing court to loan for railway construction. When the railway was repaired to Sheshan, a number of ancient tombs were dug out during the construction period, and a large number of precious cultural relics were unearthed at the same time. At one time, a large number of domestic and foreign archaeological experts, cultural relic dealers, and grave thieves gathered in Sheshan, making the Sheshan tombs Suffering heavy blows.
More than 100 years since then, grave robbers have never stopped walking in Laoshan. According to statistics, in 2003, there were more than 960 large-scale terroirs in Laoshan. However, in 2007, only 4 years later, only 330 large-scale soil tombs remained, and about two-thirds disappeared. For other small tombs, the number of disappearances is even more difficult to count. Therefore, the villagers nearby said angrily that grave robbers dig ancient tombs here, just like digging sweet potatoes, showing how rampant the grave robbers are here. Today’s Laoshan Mausoleum is full of scars and urgently needs people’s protection.