Excavating the grave of General Ngo Tam Que, the expert exclaimed: We have all been deceived by Kim Dung!

Tomb of famous general Ngo Tam Que

With a length of thousands of years and millions of famous wars around the world, Chinese history has recorded many mighty and majestic generals. According to records in history books, everyone is tall and muscular, and the ability to fight on the battlefield is extremely strong.

The weapons they used were also not average, the average person wielding these weapons with all their might might not be able to stand up. According to historical records and novels, “Dragon’s dragon and moon’s sword.” ” of the martial saint Quan Cong is described as weighing up to 41 kg, the two weapons used by Yue Fei’s son Yue Yun can total up to 50 kg.

  Excavating the grave of General Ngo Tam Que, the expert exclaimed: We have all been deceived by Kim Dung!  - Photo 1.

The image of Guan Yu with the “dragon dragon and moon knife” in the movies. Image: Sina

As for the famous general Ngo Tam Que, it is said that he can easily swing a great sword weighing up to 50 kg with just one arm. As described in Kim Dung’s novel, Ngo Tam Que was born with extraordinary bravery with the limitless strength of strong hands. The weight of the sword he used was up to 25 kg.

This is clearly beyond the limits of the human body. But when his grave was excavated in 1980, the description in the novel had to be revised!

In the 1980s, in the Majiazhai area of ​​Guizhou province, the archaeological team unearthed a tomb containing many cultural relics buried from the Yongzheng Emperor Qing Dynasty.

After verification, the archaeological team concluded that this is the tomb of the mighty general Ngo Tam Que, there are also records of Tam Phien rebellion, Binh Tay King Ngo Tam Que defending Yunnan declared himself emperor, against the dynasty. family and founded the Dai Chu dynasty.

  Excavating the grave of General Ngo Tam Que, the expert exclaimed: We have all been deceived by Kim Dung!  - Photo 2.

Portrait of Binh Tay King Ngo Tam Que. Image: Baidu

Follow BaijiahaoIn the tomb, the team of experts found countless rare burial items of his, especially the sword believed to belong to this mighty general Binh Tay Vuong.

History books must be rewritten

When they saw the treasure sword in the tomb, the archeology team was extremely excited and curious because they had only heard of it in history books, but had never seen it with their own eyes. But as soon as they picked up the sword, the archeology team members had to exclaim: “Isn’t that light? We’ve all been fooled by Kim Dung.”

After measuring the actual weight, people were shocked because the legendary sword only weighed 10 kg, far from the fanfare as recorded in the history books.

That’s why the archeology team joked that: “A novel is a novel, still mythologizing ancient people”, a lot of data is drawn by the imagination and exaggeration of the author’s pen.

  Excavating the grave of General Ngo Tam Que, the expert exclaimed: We have all been deceived by Kim Dung!  - Photo 3.

Ngo Tam Que’s sword is currently on display at the museum. Image: Wikipedia

A 10kg sword is really different from a 25kg sword. In the opinion of experts, there can be two reasons. One is because the ancient unit of weight measurement is not the same as the modern measurement, just like the ancient people’s height measurement.

There is another possibility that after all, to exalt the heroic image in ancient historical novels, it is not difficult to exaggerate to increase the heroism. This is even more common for historical genres.

Not only Ngo Tam Que’s sword, at a cultural relic site in China, people also excavated two hammers believed to be the weapons of Yue Fei’s son, Yue Yun. According to historical records, the total weight of the two hammers combined must be nearly 50kg. But the actual weight is just over half that.

This shows that although Ngo Tam Que is a real character, the sentences described in famous novels are not necessarily correct.

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