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The Three Gorges of the Yangtze River hanging coffin eternal mysteries, secret burials is hanging on the precipitous rock faces and sheer cliffs?

The column: The exploration of the universe of information Release time: 2019-02-03 The source: The most in the world


To visit all the users know that the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River in the gorge there are many sheer precipice and overhanging rocks, the coffin, who stands in the high cliff coffin, also known as the hanging coffin, and hanging coffin is how to go? And small series together to look at the ancient people's wisdom.

The Three Gorges cliff Mysteries

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The cliff is a burial method in ancient times people. The ancient people after the death of his half waist family will choose the river area of sheer precipice and overhanging rocks, here off the road and mountain of one hundred meters, make full use of natural caves or special chisel on the precipitous rock faces and sheer cliffs, a flood of Yadong, the coffin is placed in the hole, the hole is arranged in the pipe or placed in wooden posts. The ship made for the coffin appearance, and was placed on the cliff, also known as the hanging coffin, coffin, Coffin Rock the boat.

The burial burial methods have a long history in China, data description, Xia and Shang dynasties had the folk custom. As the boat coffin on Wuyishan is. Three thousand and eight hundred The site is that years ago, ancient times more people for ancestors. Jiangxi city in Guixi Province, the cliff coffin, was also assessed for Two thousand The remains of the Warring States period, years ago, the nation is called dry bowl more and more people. Guizhou province Songtao County burial is now One thousand and six hundred The remains of the Jin Dynasty years ago, as one of the funeral pu.

How is the burial on the precipitous rock faces and sheer cliffs?

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Burials throughout many areas in our country Chinese south area of Hubei Province, the Three Gorges Three Gorges cliff mysteries more, more famous, other areas are known Chinese Taiwan, Fujian province and Jiangxi Province, Guangdong Province, Guangxi Province, Hunan Province, Guizhou Province, Sichuan Province, etc. Twelve Provinces, burial condition is always a mystery, the mystery of the archaeological community, waiting for things to solve archaeology experts.

"Wushan County recorded burials in Linjiang on alpine semi chisel to bury the niche to help. From the top of the suspension bridge under high MI Shu, always thought that filial piety." The Wushan area folk like as a dying man gets selected One A cave as a burial place of life, the younger generation construction, after death can be immediately. The construction of cliff land, for there is a called "methods, namely put rainbow" with a rope dangling from top down into the cave in the roadbed. Then followed the coffin village a piece from the summit on break up the whole into parts, down in the cave on the spot and then re install into. People died, then the remains and funerary "Rainbow" as like as two peas with the way down, according to the coffin. In some areas of Wushan today is still retained before pre camp grave customs.

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This kind of "Rainbow", the largest can put Five hundred Meters long. The rope is with Hokudo Kahoso, a rub is, not suitable for wear and small animal bite. Wushan in the vicinity of the farmers to the cliffs are herbs, using this kind of rope. Some people think that there is a priceless treasures and past burials, are "Rainbow" swing down, found the coffin only bones and some wood containers, then thrown away, a lot of damage to the burials.

Hanging coffin is the folk cultural relics

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Hanging coffin is a kind of implied mysterious funeral customs, is Chinese important folk cultural heritage. The Three Gorges cliff mystery first why ancient people thought that the burial also has several explanations: one is by the sound of "high coffin ( officer ) "In order to make your offspring; that is to let the bones be ancestors storage, let man and beast assault; once again that is hunting life, living with the mountain, along the mountain and was buried, hanging coffin is the characteristic of the continuation of. Therefore, a scientific study of the history of the cliff at the beginning, the hanging coffins mystery to be full secret.


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