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IN History & Culture ON 02 Jan, 2016
History of China is truly rich that even up to the present time, its perfectly clear score is still yet to be finished. Culturally speaking, the country's been through a lot of transitions when it comes to dynasties, administration, education, ideologies, languages, and the likes. But look at them now, amidst these challenges, the country established a unique sense of identity.
Meanwhile, as life and time continue to move on, some proofs of changes are surfacing one by one. Unexpectedly, these can further point them towards a well-defined history, culture and social structure. For instance, this one time, a tomb containing a historical secret was unfolded during a road project in Jiangsu Province, Eastern China. Upon digging six feet below the ground, a wonder has been located.
Taizhou Museum Arecheologists were contacted to survey and evaluate.
The block was actually a tomb.
Three layers were found upon further opening.
Delving further towards the first layer, they identified cloth pieces such as linen and silk, smothered with a brown-hued aqueous solution.
Looking even more with the tomb's content, they saw a well-preserved woman.
Her features looked intact. Her body seemed that she underwent mummification process. Even her clothing was not degraded by known decomposers.
Well-preserved lady exhibited intact eyebrows, skin and the likes.
Her 'shoes' are weaved deliberately. It seems, that with all the aforementioned observations, the person mummified was a prominent personality back her time.
Furthermore, the tomb contained artifacts such as ceramics, jewelry, clothing, bones, and writings.
Archeologists stressed out that due to the relics and the clothing possessed by the woman, she could have lived during the time of Ming Dynasty, which dated 700 years back.
Apparently, one of the most mysterious part of this discovery was the brown liquid. They are not sure if this was intentionally put to preserve the body, or is it due to the groundwater that seep through the tomb.
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