500 Year Old Ming Dynasty Mummies Unearthed at Chinese Construction Site
A construction crew in China made an unexpected discovery when attempting to install plumbing, unearthing a tomb containing the mummies of a couple believed to date back to the Ming Dynasty.
The discovery of the corpses, which are believed to be around 500 years old, was made in Taikang county in Zhoukou, Henan province, the Dahe Daily reported. Other discoveries found at the site included a tombstone and two crystal coffins.
It is believed that the remains are those of the grandson of Gu Zuo, an official during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), and his wife.
Despite their age, the clothes on the mummies were in such a perfect condition that a gold-colored pattern could be made out on them.
Some online posts claimed that other valuables, including swords and fans, had been stolen by locals when the tomb was unearthed on March 19, the South China Morning Post reported.
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