Xbox Logo Found in Tomb Unearthed in China: Fact Check


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Xbox Logo Found in Tomb Unearthed in China

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Microsoft’s Xbox Logo Found in Tomb Unearthed in China

Fact Check:

A story viral on Twitter purports to show Microsoft’s Xbox Logo Found in Tomb Unearthed in China. Image and video about the mysterious X-shaped tomb discovery also appeared elsewhere online. Viewers, especially Xbox lovers began thinking how it is possible. Despite the ‘slight’ similarity, the claim about the Xbox logo found in Tomb is not true.

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Origin of Story: Xbox Logo Found in Tomb

On 6th Jan. 2019, Twitter user Xbao (an Xbox lover) posted an image from the discovery of an ancient tomb of Qin dynasty questioning if it looks familiar. Later, another Twitter user colteastwood painted the picture of unearthed tomb to make it look like Xbox logo. That is how the story gained traction on Twitter. After it became popular, official Xbox Twitter account posted a comment in amusement saying, “Ah yes, that’s the Xbox 220 BC.

Screenshot of funny Twitter comment from Xbox official account
Screenshot of funny Twitter comment from Xbox official account

The unearthing of mysterious X-shaped tomb in China is a fact, but the claim about Xbox logo found in tomb is obviously not true. Although the tomb has X-shape on it, you can also see other features over it, like shown in image below. Chinese media CCTV10 shared a footage of the unearthing of mysterious ancient tomb on Weibo social network. They expressed questions why the Qin dynasty people have built such large-scale tombs. The image Xbao shared on Twitter in fact comes from the same video.

Image of Qin dynasty tomb unearthed in China
Qin dynasty tomb unearthed in China

For your information, Qin dynasty, founded by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of Qin, was the first dynasty of Imperial China lasting from 221 to 206 BC. It is named after its heartland in Qin state.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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