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Road Workers Found This Mysterious Box Underground. They Decided To Look Inside And…(Photos)

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Road workers in the eastern China were given the task of widening a road in the city of Taizhou, in the Jiangsu Province. They were digging about 6 feet below the surface when they came across something completely by chance that no one was expecting to find. They hit something solid while digging and after a bit of research they realized that they had actually hit buried tomb. It was time to call in professional archeologists to unearth and reveal this mystery. They found that the chamber was over 700 years old.


Here is the tomb after it was unearthed. A team worked together to open the box without disturbing the contents.


Here the team prepares to see what was inside for the first time after 700 years.

Encased in the stone tomb was a wooden box.

After opening the box they found that the contents were rare silks and linens lying in some sort of brown liquid.

They discovered a mummy of a woman under the layers of fabric.


They were amazed to see the body and contents in near perfect shape for being underground for over 700 years.

They think the mummy was a high ranking member of the Ming Dynasty.

She was adorned with beautiful jewelry from the time period.

The team carefully moved the woman out of her tomb for the first time.

She was wrapped in many rare layers of fabric that would have been common for a high ranking member of the Ming Dynasty.

Whatever she was preserved in was remarkable. She even had her eyebrows still attached.

This close up of her shoes shows how well preserved her corpse was.

This is a rare find and with advancements in archeology today she will stay preserved in a museum.

What an incredible find to just stumble upon. This find will answer many questions about the Ming Dynasty and the forbidden city in China. After excavating the site, archeologists found 2 other coffins that they are researching now. Im sure we will see more on this story as time passes and data is analyzed. Only time will unearth the beautiful secrets from the past.


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    • Anonymous

      beautiful find !!! ???

      this is known as Necromancy

      Necromancy /ˈnɛkrɵˌmænsi/ or nigromancy is a form of magic involving communication with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge, or to use the deceased as a weapon, as the term may sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.[

      • Damien

        Or, alternatively, more about people just being cryptic rather occult.

      • Burt Gummer

        I do not see any necromancy , sorcery, black magic at all here. This is an archaeological find that gives us a rare glimpse at an actual person that lived 700 years ago.
        There is no raising of the dead to communicate with their dead spirit here —just a rare opportunity to have a glimpse back in time.
        I am amazed at the prospect of being able to the well preserved face of a person that was actually alive from the Royal Court of the Ming Dynasty. These pictures are very fascinating to me ; especially the well preserve shoes. Imagine she wore those shoes while treading around the Forbidden City during the Ming Dynasty–amazing !

        It’s history not black magic; please stop being so puritanical .
        When the researchers start enchanting and performing rituals with the body then we can start in with the occult accusations .

        • Osimandias

          Actual person is a mis-nomer.

        • Angel31

          Do you think they took the time to preserve her, so we could dig her up. Poke and prod her, then display her out for others to marvel at.

        • CloudyOne

          Why else would you preserve a body, if not to be seen again? Otherwise we’d just let her rot like all the other corpses.

      • resonator


        And this is how the idiom, “by a stretch of the imagination” was born.

      • FusedNail

        You digit-adders can ruin anything.

      • Trex

        This looks like a simple burial you twat !

    • DennisB

      Looking forward to more information on this discovery. Great find.

    • MileHiLife

      Yeah, modern man is SO much more advanced and civilized than our ancestors…right :?:

      Great find, thanks for sharing!

    • MSG Chicken

      They open it up to find a corpse! How nice!

    • Dr. Bob Uda, Ph.D., CM, CHSP, ILO

      Wow, this is an exciting find. A lot of good knowledge will be acquired by studying this corpse. Good job, China!

      • HereAmI

        No information, good or otherwise, will be revealed by sacrilegiously digging up this person.
        Imagine, Bob, that your mother whom you recently buried ( I’m hypothesizing here, I hope she is still alive ) were to be dug up at some future time for the world to gawk at.
        This simply reveals the moral bankruptcy of people today. They know the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
        No respect.

        • l\\\'assassino

          You must hate history then and have no sense of wonder. Must not have a drive to learn as well. I feel sorry for you. And for the record, if someone hundreds of years in the future wants to dig up me or my family to study how we used to live and such, I would be all for it. Unlike you, I would love being apart of history. Even in a very small role. You have a very sheltered life.

    • BlueDissident

      All the perfect little stitches on the footwear, amazing.

      • The Real Deal

        I thought the exact same thing.

    • Anonymous

      ~ ”Looks like, SHE is not RESTING IN PEACE any longer” ~

    • CrowPie

      Road hard and put up wet.

      • Mayhem

        No you didn’t! :shock: That’s a sexist joke where I’m from. Presumably an equestrian joke where you’re from. (rode)

        • CrowPie

          :lol: I KNOw its a sexist joke…she ‘was buried under a ‘road’ …..and she was in a liquid….. :grin:

        • Mayhem

          I know, riotous. :oops:

        • CrowPie

          Come on Mayhem….it’s no longer sexist or off color after the spelling is changed……..granted it is a requirement that it is in written form….

    • Anonymous

      ~ ”What if there was a CURSE, affixed to this tomb, & anyone tampering with this tomb, remember KING TUT, what if this was PANDORA’S BOX, & opening it LET THE GENIE OUT OF THE BOTTLE” ~

      • Sunshine

        They discovered later that maybe it wasn’t a curse after all. Maybe it was ebola they releaeed into the air. I’m not kidding, even though it sounds like I am.

        It really IS fantastic, the preservation of this little lady.

    • earlcity

      No curse of the Mummy here, I hope for the road workers?
      Too me, this is a desecretion of graves..
      Try to this with one of the recent leaders of Communist China, and you’re
      shot dead, I presume..

    • Smarty

      A couple of beaver shots would have been nice…

      • HereAmI

        You are disgusting and should be ashamed of yourself.

    • Geeper

      Was expecting some photoshopped nonsense at the half-way point, but no! Great photos, amazing find.

    • baguspedia

      wow amazing find….

      good for knowledge to know the past.. great job.. well done :cool:

    • Drumhead

      Wow! This is AMAZING!
      Great story-Thank you.

    • coolsaint

      Anyone notice the elongated skull as in Peru

      • poix

        she has been laying on it for 700 yrs :mrgreen:

      • Savage

        Clive. Nice to see another one complaining about old news on this site. Judging from the comments there are a lot of people who have not seen this before. Other comments just further cement my beliefs that there are some really disturbed folks out there (And yet they vote) Sorry we are not all as enlightened as you. For Your enlightenment B4iN is a forum for people to post Their articles. B4iN does not vet these stories. If you don’t like the material here then exercise your right to get your entertainment elsewhere.
        This site was much more interesting before the trolls discovered it and do nothing but complain about content . You found this site Please lose it if you can’t accept the principle behind it.

        • Clive

          I think not…

          “Stories accepted for inclusion by Before It’s News® must be newsworthy current events”

          Current events, not past events.


        • Mayhem

          Stick around, Clive, you ain’t seen nothing yet. B4IN didn’t meet their high ideals and is little more than the current site with the least censorship. So long as manners are observed anyone can say anything they like. Sense, reason and logic don’t have to feature in that.

          So the story is old: you pointed that out and you’re right, now let it go. Did we learn much from the find?

    • Okeyd57

      I wonder what the brown liquid was ?

    • redbluez

      Disturbing the peace. Tuck her right back where you found her…with her jewelry. See how quickly that ring was off her finger??? Smh

    • resonator

      you’re turning me away from wonton soup ya know

    • Cylent1

      Resting in a museum? Whatever happened to “Rest in Peace”? Put her back!

      • Cylent1

        with all her jewerly…

    • UberNuts

      I wondered what had happened to Yoko Ono…

    • Templar

      IMO if they show her, she should have all her jewelry on her.

      Being a Necromancer for Lord Enki, I can attest spirits that are wandering around and in her case possibly due to suicide tend to get VERY ANGRY at their belongings being messed around.

    • Gillian

      It’s not right that they took her ring off! :( They should have left it on her they had no right to remove it! :(

    • rev

      700 years? This woman definitely has living relatives. DNA testing today is extremely sophisticated.
      Instead of digging her out of her tomb box and stripping her and desecrating her, the first thing is a DNA sample should be taken, her relatives found, and they should be consulted as to what to do with her. Imagine if this were done to the grave of your great great grandmother. How would you feel? I mean, the first thing they did while she was still at the construction site, was take that ring off her finger. What disrespect! Surely there must be another way to deal with this “find”.

    • Thane36425

      At least one other mummy similar to this one has been found. A couple of decades ago one was found, also female and also wrapped in silk and in some kind of liquid bath, that had well preserved it. They should have taken a lot of samples of that liquid and replicated it, if possible. I say if possible because the previous mummy’s preserving fluid may have been high in mercury contents which would make it illegal to use just about everywhere. Still, if they could make something very similar, you can bet there would be a market for it.

    • Anonymous

      This took place in the middle of a parking lot??

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    • Anonymous

      Grave diggers.

    • Crunkatlanta

      who knows the real reason why she was laid to rest like that . They could have open the most evil this world has ever seen. The next headlines will read- Those workers have disappeared.. :twisted:

    • st

      ya we get it who cares

    • judas iscariot

      They have found their mother… And they have disturbed her rest. She will now shine her light on all those who deceive her children

    • st

      this month 3 for the same story


      I don’t know what the hell B4thenews did to their website, but I cannot navigate on any of their web pages without it getting hung up. Too much misc video playing all the time. Dam this is frustrating! :mad:

    • Astral Silence

      The Mind dynasty is a LIE! It never existed and there is zero proof that it ever existed! It is more fascist lies being shoved down our throats by Rabbi HUSSEIN Obama and his Zionist cronies!

      • crowley

        Go wild, you nutty butt!

    • Bill Lyle

      Very cool. I’m amazed at the condition of the body.

    • CMalcheski

      They did not “hit buried tomb.” The hit A buried tomb.

    • ericendtimes

      great find

    • PeaBrain

      It’s too bad that this woman’s grave was disturbed, and she is being treated like a science project.

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