Chinese archaeologists during excavations in the Hunan province in the center of the country have discovered the tomb belonging to the reign of the Northern song dynasty (960-1127 ad), in which were arranged in a “bridge to the afterlife” for buried couples.

About the opening told the Agency “Xinhua”. It was made in the village of Nanpantan, located near the city Nissan. Archaeologists have unearthed the tomb there are age about 1000 years, relevant to the Northern song dynasty.

Inside were found skeletons, presumably, the spouses were buried together. According to provincial research Institute of cultural relics and archaeology, tomb is part of a larger burial complex that was discovered in 2007. However, this object was found only this year, when near the village began to pave the Expressway.

the Tomb consists of two burial chambers, which are connected to each other by the tiny window. In ancient China, these Windows are called fairy or magical bridges. According to Jan Ningbo, a researcher at the Institute, “great bridge” was arranged for the couple can continue their marriage and in the afterlife.

the archaeologist noted that the family graves at that time were widespread. However, the “dream bridge” is found in such tombs are very rare.

By the way, in the same area was excavated another tomb, presumably belonging to the reign of Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 ad). In it, archaeologists found 13 ritual objects, including metal and pottery.

Recall that a few days earlier in Hebei province in North China, archaeologists found a complex of tombs Dating back to the period of the Tang dynasty (618 – 907 ad). They had found the copper coins of the era of the new Century – the “Golden age” in Chinese history.