Cao Cao: Chinese archaeologists uncover vast tomb of infamous 3rd century ruler | Mail Online
Machiavelli's Prince would have be a patsy compared to
Cao Cao, the ruthless warrior who dominated north China from 208 to 220 AD, following the fall of the Han Dynasty during the Three Kingdoms period.
Cao Cao's story, along with many other larger-than-life Three Kingdom era figures, has been memorialized in the great Chinese novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Now they have found his tomb. We may have Global Guerrillas or perhaps a later day Indian Jones to thank for this discovery, for local Chinese authorities first learned of the tomb's existence after seizing stone tablets carrying inscriptions from some tomb raiders.