|A 1,500-year-old tomb unearthed in China in 2016 was found to contain spectacular golden jewelry inlaid with gemstones and amethysts. Burials from the Northern Wei Dynasty have yielded beautiful gold earrings, but experts say these are the most exquisite ever found. Datong City was founded in 200BC and located near the Great Wall Pass to Inner Mongolia.|
| It flourished and became a resting place for camel caravans traveling from China to Mongolia.
Around the 4th and 5th centuries AD, Datong became the capital of the Northern Wei Dynasty. This was when the famous Yungang Grottoes were constructed.|