The single gravestone has bizarrely been left on top of a ten metre high mound while workers erect a high-end block of flats around it in Taiyuan, capital of northern China’s Shanxi Province.
The owner of the tomb, which has been in place since 2004, said the family wants answers from the developers about why they chose that particular site.
Despite the obvious grave work on the building, which is expected to be finished by April 2013, seems to have carried on regardless.
Over the weekend, grave owner Chang Jinzhu denied online claims that he was demanding as much as one million yuan in compensation, and lashed out at netizens for intruding on what he called a “private matter.”
The process of moving Longbao’s graves began in 2006, reaching the Chang family’s plot in 2009. Families were offered 800 yuan in compensation for each grave relocated.