A man in China has been sentenced to three years in prison for opening coffins at an ancient burial site and kissing the skulls inside.
The man, identified only by his surname, Li, was arrested in October after he was caught on camera opening the coffins at the ancient burial site in the city of Yulin in the Shaanxi province.
Li had been visiting the site with a group of friends when he decided to open the coffins and kiss the skulls inside. He was arrested shortly after and charged with desecrating a cultural relic.
Li pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to three years in prison. He was also ordered to pay a fine of 10,000 yuan (about $1,500).
The ancient burial site in Yulin dates back to the Warring States period (475-221 BC). It is believed to contain the remains of more than 1,000 people, including members of the royal family.
The site is considered to be an important cultural relic and is protected by the government. It is illegal to disturb the site or the remains inside.
Li’s actions have been widely condemned by the public. Many people have expressed outrage at his behavior and have called for harsher punishments for those who desecrate cultural relics.
The incident has also sparked a debate about the importance of preserving cultural relics. Many people have argued that more needs to be done to protect these sites and the remains inside.
Li’s sentence is a reminder that desecrating cultural relics is a serious crime and will not be tolerated. It is hoped that this case will serve as a warning to others who may be tempted to disturb ancient burial sites.
The ancient burial site in Yulin is a reminder of the rich history of the region and should be respected and preserved. It is important that we all do our part to protect these sites and the remains inside.