Chinese Road Workers Stumble Across 700-Year-Old Mummy

article-1362957-0D7720BC000005DC-510_306x423At any given moment, who knows what might be buried right beneath our feet? Perhaps, there’s a still-fresh-faced 700-year-old woman waiting to be found below  the pavement. Via the Daily Mail:

The corpse of the high-ranking woman believed to be from the Ming Dynasty – the ruling power in China between 1368 and 1644 – was stumbled across by a team who were looking to expand a street.

And the mummy, which was found in the city of Taizhou, in the Jiangsu Province, along with two other wooden tombs, offers a fascinating insight into life as it was back then.

Discovered two meters below the road surface, the woman’s features – from her head to her shoes – have retained their original condition, and have hardly deteriorated. It was as though she had only recently died.

Her body, which measures 1.5 meters high, was found at the construction site immersed in a brown liquid inside the coffin.

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  • Joubaur

    The brown liquid was Bacardi’s rum, supplied for the after party.

  • JouBaur

    The brown liquid was Bacardi’s rum, supplied for the after party.

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