Chinese mummy aged 300 years in a day after being discovered

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Chinese mummy aged 300 years in a day after being discovered. Baffled Chinese archaeologists are studying a 300 year-old coffin found with two others in which two of the bodies had been reduced to skeletons, but in which the third was almost perfectly preserved. - When one of the coffins was opened, the man's face, experts claim, was perfectly preserved.... - Within hours, however, the face started to go black, and a foul smell began to emanate from the body. - The skin on the corpse - which has now been taken to the local university for study - also turned black. - 'The Chinese did not do any treatment of the body to preserve it as known from ancient Egypt, for instance. - In this case, the body may have had a lacquered coffin, covered in charcoal - which was common at the time. - It's believe the corpse belonged to a very senior official from the early Qing Dynasty. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2460931/The-Chinese-mummy-aged-300-years-day-Experts-baffled-perfectly-preserved-body-turned-BLACK-just-hours-coffin-opened.html



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