Discovered a 300-year-old mysterious mummy in China

Recently, Chinese archaeologists have discovered three bodies in the area of ​​Xiangcheng, Henan Province, central China. Of the 3 bodies found, there was a perfectly preserved body.

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According to the judgment, the man's body is said to be "perfect mummy" dating back about 300 years, clothing on the body indicated he was a high-ranking official in the Qing dynasty (1644- 1912).

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Scientists said the mummy was an official in the Qing Dynasty

A special feature of this mummy is that when the lid of the coffin is turned on, the mummy's face is almost normal, but after a few hours, the face starts to darken and the odor comes from the body. After that, the entire skin on the body gradually turned black.

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At first, the mummy's face was almost normal, but after a few hours, the face began to darken and the smell came from the body.

Archaeologist Dr. Lukas Nickel said: "The embalmed people tried to protect the body of the dead by placing it in a large and firm coffin. Moreover, the coffin was also lacquered, the mummy was covered with a layer of charcoal above, perhaps this helped the body not invade bacteria ".

Previously, in 2011, scientists also studied an almost intact mummy found in Jiangsu Province, China. According to the survey, archaeologists found that, although the mummy was 2m deep under the road surface, but it was preserved extremely well - from head to toe, was still raw and showed no signs of damage.

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The almost intact mummy was discovered in China in 2011

According to Chinese researchers, this mummy is thought to be a woman, about 1.5 meters tall, buried from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). According to preliminary calculations, this mummy is nearly 700 years old and belongs to the aristocracy.

Currently, Chinese archaeologists conduct further research on this mysterious mummy to better understand the burial ritual, embalming in the Qing dynasty.

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