The last two incidents occurred in 2005. It was the Yongchang Mausoleum of Song Taizu Zhao Wei. The first time was reported on January 26, and a stolen stone carving and a military stone inscription were stolen. Days, Gongyi has been snowing. No one has seen how the lawless elements have stolen every ton of stone carvings. The time of the stolen thief is no one to say. When stolen, the stone statue is only 50 meters away from the protection room set up by the Songling Cultural Relics Protection Center. It was the same group who saw that the Northern Song Dynasty’s imperial defenses were so fragile. On May 26, they again committed a crime and stole a military stone inscription. The place where the crime was committed was less than 200 meters from the first stolen place. The official word was “not flying”. Later, although the cultural relics were recovered, one of the stone carved statues was broken into two pieces, and they could no longer return to their original appearance. As for whether the three stone statues returned to the Imperial Tomb, they did not see relevant reports.
The other one happened in the craziest 90s of the last century. After the reform and opening up, people were thinking about ways to get rich quickly. Some people started the idea of the Northern Song Dynasty. In 1996, the criminals came to Yongtai Mausoleum, and they threw down three stone statues. In the end, they brutally cut off the head of an instigator and transferred it to the United States. And the auction house clearly marked the price: starting from 45,000 US dollars. Source: Gongyi City, Henan, China. After several hype, the value doubled. In 1998, after two years, Clinton visited China. In order to express his friendship with China, the United States returned this cultural relic to China. However, the head of this stone statue did not return to Yongtai Mausoleum, but went to the Gongyi Museum.