800-Year Old “Sleeping Beauty” Discovered in Southwest China

Three ancient have been unearthed in , one of which contained a female mummy estimated to be 800 years old. From :

workers in southwest China’s Chong Qing Municipality discovered three ancient tombs with one a 30 to 40 cm-long female mummy, covered with mud, local authority said.

The mummy was found in a oblong rectangular box at the tomb on March 1 in Tongshanqiao, a village in Shangping District’s Xi Yong Town in Chong Qing.

Along with the mummy discovered was a hair pin made from jade. It was suspected that the tombs were built some 800 years ago.

Images of flowers, waitresses and were carved on the walls of the tombs.

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