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Hole burial: Miao quest horror mystery and intrigue (terrorist customers)
Miao is one of the most ancient ethnic groups in the 56 ethnic groups, for thousands of years of history has given the unique and rich ethnic culture; it is the historical reason, Miao culture in the eyes of outsiders sometimes seem solemn and mysterious.
Hole burial customs, folklore and so far in the eyes of a historian still seems rather than the many. The earliest living Miao rich the Yellow River basin, due to failure of their ancestors shennongshi war, was forced to move to the mountains of Guizhou in the woods.
Never forget their homeland one day Miao, hole burial is only a temporary storage of the coffin to the ancestors, hoping one day to be able to return to their real home but laid to rest.
There is a cave in the Guizhou mountains of Qiannan, called Mei Dong, where there are 400 out in different periods of the coffin, is Guizhou's largest Miao hole burial, from the coffin through the inside, from time to time to see the rotting coffin and has not weathered bones, and some broken jar like container on the ground.
Casket is different, will head to the north entrance, were fixed in two or three wells on the frame, the six pillars of the three cross frame supporting the coffin for men, the four pillars of the two coffins derrick support for women.
The coffin plate flat and drum type male head, its size because of the dead body and. Flat head coffin for the Ming Dynasty, the Qing Dynasty coffin male convex head. Flat plate type coffin rough, drum type male head coffin for Chinese fir color, hole inside the coffin can be traced back to the Ming Dynasty, the late one is at the end of the Qing dynasty.
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