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Well preserved 700-year-old mummy found

Posted on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 | Comment icon 10 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

A well-preserved female mummy was discovered entirely by chance by Chinese road workers.

The woman's body was found clothed in traditional costume from the Ming Dynasty and is believed to have been a high-ranking official. The Ming Dynasty, which built the Forbidden City and restored the Great Wall, was the last in China.

"Director of the Museum of Taizhou, Wang Weiyin, told Xinhua that the mummy's clothes are made mostly of silk, with a little cotton."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by third_eye on 4 March, 2011, 16:14
The Ming Dynasty, who built the Forbidden City and restored the Great Wall, was the last in China and marked an era of economic growth and cultural splendour which produced the first commercial contacts with the West. not quite accurate entirely ... more accurate would be "the first commercial contacts with the West in the modern era" then again what is west according to the west is not quite the same as what is west of china to the chinese i guess
Comment icon #2 Posted by Kitana2010 on 8 March, 2011, 10:48
aww, cute shoes!
Comment icon #3 Posted by torf on 8 March, 2011, 11:41
Jeez, talk about nightmares! I feel for the guys who dug her up. Well preserved, maybe. Scary as hell, o yeah! (and the shoes ARE kinda cute)
Comment icon #4 Posted by Twinkle Arora is back on 8 March, 2011, 14:19
"The woman, discovered two metres below the surface in a wooden tomb, was wearing a Ming Dynasty dress and is thought to have been at a high-ranking level" LOL, I will also die in some royal dress so that everyone thinks that I was a king, Just kidding.
Comment icon #5 Posted by marcos anthony toledo on 8 March, 2011, 21:29
Something new I always thought that the mummys found in China was due to desication or the tightly sealed tombs I did not know the Chinese practice mummification too quite a surprise.
Comment icon #6 Posted by tipotep on 8 March, 2011, 23:35
Im wondering if the brown liquid that was covering the mummy was some sort of preserving liquid ? I wonder what its compounds were ? TiP.
Comment icon #7 Posted by 27vet on 9 March, 2011, 5:48
Comment icon #8 Posted by veledran on 9 March, 2011, 7:23
aww, cute shoes! Agreed, very nice shoes.
Comment icon #9 Posted by PandaPirate on 9 March, 2011, 9:10
This is all very interesting, the coolest thing about this I'd have to say is the ring. That ring is 700 years old, and it looks to me like it's made of Jade. It has to be worth an astonishing amount of money.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Blues Girl on 28 June, 2011, 1:40
What amazing preservation! To think that we are still finding mummies this well preserved! I love this kind of stuff

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