Road Workers Discovery
In the city of Taizhou, in the Jiangsu Province of China, these workers found a box 6 feet below the surface while digging to widen a road.
The unexpected find was an ancient buried tomb chamber. A team opened the box carefully not to disturb the contents.
Archeologists were called in and the chamber they unearthed was found to be over 700-years-old.
Inside the tomb chamber there was a wooden coffin box, which laid a female mummy inside brown liquid.
With the mummy there were rare silks and linen. Her clothes are made mostly of silk, with a little cotton.
The archeologists were surprised to find the ancient female mummy and the contents with her were in near perfect shape.
The Ming Dynasty
Archeologists believe the mummy was a member of high rank during the Ming Dynasty, the ruling power in China between 1368 and 1644. She was adorned with beautiful jewelry from that time period.
After careful removal, they found she was wrapped in many layers of rare fabrics that were worn commonly among the Ming Dynasty elite. Also in the coffin box were bones, ceramics, ancient writings and other relics.
Her preservation was remarkable. Notice her skin is well preserved and that she still has her eyebrows intact? Amazing!
Her shoes even appear as if they were recently made, they`re as well preserved as her corpse. The archaeologist now have placed her in a museum that specializes in historical artifacts from the Ming Dynasty and forbidden city in China.