700-year-old mummy found in China

Published on March 7th, 2011 | by Admin

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Road works in China have unearthed a 700-year-old well-preserved mummy in the Jiangsu province.

Workers discovered the tomb, which had been buried for hundreds of years, roughly six feet below the busy street’s surface in the city of Taizhou, in the Jiangsu province, according to theU.K.’s Daily Mail. Two other wooden coffins also were found.

Archaeologists from the Museum of Taizhou were called to the site. The coffin containing the woman was opened March 1, revealing a perfectly preserved corpse wearing a dress from the Ming Dynasty. This placed her existence somewhere between 1368 and 1644, The Independent reported.

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Story: Anne Kostuchik, AOL News | Photo: ChinaFotoPress/ZUMA Press

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