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Images: Ancient Mural Tomb Discovered in China

The Green Dragon

china mural tomb discovered

(Image credit: Photo courtesy Chinese Archaeology)

Below the sky map is a depiction of four supernatural beings. One of them, the Green Dragon, is seen here.

The Scarlet Bird

china mural tomb discovered

(Image credit: Photo courtesy Chinese Archaeology)

A depiction of the Scarlet Bird, another supernatural being shown below the sky map.

Zodiac Animals

china mural tomb discovered

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Below the four supernatural beings are 12 animals of the zodiac, this one a horse.

Another animal of the Zodiac

china mural tomb discovered

(Image credit: Photo courtesy Chinese Archaeology)

Another of the zodiac animals below the supernatural beings, this one a hare.

Owen Jarus
Owen Jarus writes about archaeology and all things about humans' past for Live Science. Owen has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto and a journalism degree from Ryerson University. He enjoys reading about new research and is always looking for a new historical tale.