Those Chinese Pyramids

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Didn't know where to put this, but can anyone help with some good archaeological info on the Chinese pyramids (or "mounds" as they are officially described)? The white pyramid is of particular interest, being 1000 feet high, over twice the size of the Great Pyramid at Gizeh, the biggest man made monument?

Some links:-

http://www.webmongrel.com/dzone/chinapyramids/

Link is dead. Archived version of the webpage (a collection of small photos of Chinese pyramids) is accessible at:

https://web.archive.org/web/20010419171240/http://webmongrel.com:80/dzone/chinapyramids/Default.htm

http://hawk.hama-med.ac.jp/dbk/chnpyramid.html

Link is dead. Archived version of the webpage (a collection of text descriptions and photos) is accessible at:

https://web.archive.org/web/20021207035433/http://hawk.hama-med.ac.jp:80/dbk/chnpyramid.html


http://www.crystalinks.com/tibet.html (Link still viable)


http://www.alphaomega.se/english/chinesepyr.html

Link is dead, and no archived version could be found.


http://www.lauralee.com/chi_art.htm


Link is dead. Archived version of the webpage (a collection of text descriptions and photos) is accessible at:

https://web.archive.org/web/20011124054010/http://lauralee.com/chi_art.htm


Cheers!

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Am I right in thinking that a pyramid-like structure was found underwater on the Chinese coastline, too?
 

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The Fabulous 1,000-Foot White Pyramid of Xian

Anyone know anything about this?

Full Article

Quite fascinating....

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The Fabulous 1,000-Foot White Pyramid of Xian


Since the end of the Second World War, rumors regarding the existence of giant pyramids in China have been appearing with increasing regularity in the press and literature of many countries. There has been talk of structures whose size puts to shame the Cheops Pyramid of Egypt and the Sun Pyramid at Teotihuacan in Mexico.

I’ve journeyed deep into China three times to discover the truth behind these rumors. All three times, these pilgrimages have taken me into Shaanxi Province, to an area about 40 miles south-west of the ancient Chinese capital of Xian, in the mountainous Qin Ling Shan region.

I was searching for a pyramid which was said to have been, once, many millennia ago, multicolored, and to now be a dusty white. This was a pyramid which, legend has it, rises to the aston-ishing height of 1,000 feet - four-fifths the elevation of the Empire State Building. Not only was this extraordinary structure said to be the largest pyramid in the world (the Giant Pyramid of Egypt, by comparison, rises a mere 450 feet); but, in the valleys surround-ing it, there were said to be dozens of other pyramids, some rising to an elevation almost as great...
 

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Never ever heard of these, Harlequin. I've printed the article off, rather than read it online, although I caught glimpses of phrases such as 'the ultimate Chinese Roswell', which immediately sets alarm bells ringing . . .

Still, China is a land still full of mystery, so who knows?

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I tended to ignore his agenda and just read the travellers tale...

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A definate Britney Spears moment there :)

The request was did anyone knwo anything... so I don't feel too bad

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That site did't pop up on Google when I searched, so that a really good find Arg, thanks

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The problem with these pyramids, is well, er, they're probably not pyramids - at least in the same sense as Egyptian pyramids. They're burial mounds. They do not appear to have a stone structure like the Egyptian pyramids, this is evident in that some of their sides have collapsed.
The biggest ones have five sides. They are covered with grass and trees. They are virtually absent from Chinese records (I've looked into this) and it seems nobody really knows much about them. There are dozens of these things, if not hundreds but they are not easy to get to.
Lots of missile and air bases in the area mean access is limited and there's no hope of flying over them.
Nobody has any idea what they really are, or when they came into being. The plains of Xian are littered with majestic burial sites and tombs (the 'terracotta army' being only one such famous example). Consequently " burial mounds" seems to be the consensus of academic opinion, and that's what I'll say they are until more is known about them (I won't hold my breath).
 

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They do not appear to have a stone structure like the Egyptian pyramids, this is evident in that some of their sides have collapsed.

That's the problem with Chinese pyramids. In half an hour, you need another one.

I'll get me coat.
 
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Sinica said:
Lots of missile and air bases in the area mean access is limited and there's no hope of flying over them.

No doubt there are some decent Satellite pics of them then - - - - Somewhere.... ;)
 

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Next month's FT will have a feature article on 'em.

This page from China says the mounds are tombs.
 
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This page:

http://www.taisei.co.jp/cg_e/ancient_world/xian/axian.html

Link is dead. Archived version (with images) accessible at:

https://web.archive.org/web/2001061...i.co.jp:80/cg_e/ancient_world/xian/axian.html

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has some reconstructions and a quicktime movie of the tomb complex of Shih Huang Ti (first august emperor), which contains a pyramid. unfortunately there are no pictures of the tomb today or indications of how the reconstruction was arrived at.

This page has some nice aerial photos of chinese pyramids:

http://www.100megsfree4.com/farshores/chipyr.htm


Link is dead. Archived version (with images) accessible at:

https://web.archive.org/web/20020612063802/http://www.100megsfree4.com:80/farshores/chipyr.htm


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This past week on the (US) Learning Channel, they had Bob Brier visiting various pyramids around the world, including trying to track down the "1000 foot pyramid" in China. They showed several impressive Chinese burial mounds, including the White Pyramid which, while still impressive, isn't really 1000 feet high. Apparently the locals still bury their dead nearby.
 

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Mattattattatt said:
Am I right in thinking that a pyramid-like structure was found underwater on the Chinese coastline, too?

The Japanese island of Yonaguni and Robert Schoch dived there and said it was natural.

The Terracott Soldiers are associated with one of the tombs that some call pyramids.

This is a good link:
http://www.unexplainedearth.com/xian.php

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A newly published report describes excavations at a previously-unrecognized city dating back over 4,000 years and featuring a massive stepped pyramid that was more than a dedicated ceremonial or burial site. The city's name is unknown, and the site is called Shimao - a more modern label for the place.

FULL STORY (With Photos): https://www.livescience.com/63406-massive-shimao-pyramid-unearthed-china.html
 
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