Ming Dynasty Tomb Unearths Opulent Clothing Revealing China’s Imperial Past

Jan Omega - Author

Jan. 9 2015, Updated 8:34 a.m. ET

Everyday, archaeologists around the world are uncovering more of our world’s past. Such discoveries are not just interesting to read about, but reveal more of how our ancestors lived. It’s something that can only be done through studying relics and surviving scripts. The Inquisitr has kept up with the latest on archaeological discoveries, in which we recently reported on the discovery of the historical location of Jesus Christ’s trial. Prior to that, we also reported on a glass plate that has the earliest depiction of Jesus Christ in Spain and the oldest wooden statue in which its etchings may explain the creation of the world.

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Now, another discovery in China has been reported. Archaeologists have unearthed a husband-and-wife tomb containing well-preserved clothing decorated in elaborate designs from the Ming Dynasty.

According to Live Science, it reports that the unearthed tomb is about 500 years old. It contained two wooden coffins, one for the husband and the other for the wife. They laid side-by-side inside another coffin (an outer coffin) which was covered in a layer of lime and sticky rice soup known as slurry. The archaeologists confirm they found only a few bones in the coffins, but the clothing was well-preserved.


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