Recently, a new discovery has been made on the prototype Tomb of the nine story demon pagoda. Archaeologists said that a large number of funerary objects appeared in the corridor, which could show the dignity of the tomb owner, but the specific identity could not be determined. It is found that the funerary objects include turquoise, gold foil and golden elephant. The gold medal ornaments of sun and moon to lion and the Golden Phoenix hairpin inlaid with turquoise are very exquisite. Archaeologists also found a seal with camel like marks on it.
In 1982, an ancient tomb was found in Haixi Prefecture, Qinghai Province. Later, archaeologists found hundreds of ancient tombs nearby. This group of ancient tombs is named “hot water tombs”. Among them, “Xuewei No.1 tomb” is a large-scale one, which is said to be the prototype of the “nine story demon tower” in the novel. Since 2018, more than 1000 cultural relics of various types have been unearthed in the “Xuewei No.1 tomb”.