Road Workmen Discovered a Mysterious Box Underground – They Took a Look Inside and…Wow!

Road Workmen Discovered a Mysterious Box Underground – They Took a Look Inside and…Wow!

Road Workmen Discovered a Mysterious Box Underground – They Took a Look Inside and…Wow!

Chinese workmen along a road were in the process of widening a road in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province. Digging about 6 feet below the surface, they came across something they were never expecting. They were hitting something solid – it resembled a tomb. So they contacted professional archeologists to unveil the mystery. It turned out that they had discovered a 700-year-old coffin.

A team of professional archaeologists successfully unearthed the coffin without disturbing its contents.

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The team prepares to view what is inside for the first time in 700 years.

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Inside the stone box was a wooden box.

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Inside the wooden box were a series of linens and silks drenched in brown liquid.

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Below the layers of fabric was a female human mummy.

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Amazingly, the body and contents were perfectly intact.

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The theory is that perhaps she was a high-ranking member of the Ming Dynasty.

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She was wearing gorgeous jewelry of her time.

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Her body was carefully removed from the tomb.

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Based on the rarity of the types of fabrics she was wrapped in and her jewelry, it can easily be assumed of her high position in the Dynasty.

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The mummification preservation was quite successful – her eyebrows were still attached.

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One can see from the details of her shoes how well preserved she was.

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This is quite the rare discovery – thanks to advanced archaeological methods, she will be studied further and remain in a museum.

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This was an incredible find for the nation of China and the world. At the same site, two more coffins were also discovered and are under research. Perhaps she and the others will provide closure to unanswered questions pertaining to the Ming Dynasty and the Forbidden City. It is wonderful to see what treasures pop up, bearing secrets from the past.



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