Swiss Watch Found in 400 year Old Tomb in China ????

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PostSun Sep 19, 2010 5:15 pm » by Savwafair2012


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Archeologists in China got shocked after finding a tiny Swiss watch in a 400-year-old tomb.

The watch ring was discovered when archeologists were making a documentary with two journalists from Shangsi town.

According to Archeologist "When we tried to remove the soil wrapped around the coffin, a piece of rock suddenly dropped off and hit the ground with a metallic sound?

"We picked up the object, and found it was a ring. After removing the covering soil and examining it further, we were shocked to see it was a watch."

The time was stopped at 10:06 am, and on the back was engraved the word "Swiss".

Local experts say they are confused as they believe the tomb had been undisturbed since it was created during the Ming dynasty 400 years ago.They have suspended the dig and are waiting for experts to arrive from Beijing and help them unravel the mystery.


Archaeologists are stumped after finding a 100-year-old Swiss watch in an ancient tomb that was sealed more than 400 years ago.

They believed they were the first to visit the Ming dynasty grave in Shangsi, southern China, since its occupant's funeral.

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But inside they uncovered a miniature watch in the shape of a ring marked 'Swiss' that is thought to be just a century old.
Mystery: Archeologists have uncovered a 100-year-old watch in a tomb believed to have been undisturbed for 400 years
The mysterious timepiece was encrusted in mud and rock and had stopped at 10:06 am.

Watches were not around at the time of the Ming Dynasty and Switzerland did not even exist as a country, an expert pointed out.
The archaeologists were filming a documentary with two journalists when they made the puzzling discovery.


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'When we tried to remove the soil wrapped around the coffin, suddenly a piece of rock dropped off and hit the ground with metallic sound,' said Jiang Yanyu, former curator of the Guangxi Museum.

'We picked up the object, and found it was a ring.

'After removing the covering soil and examining it further, we were shocked to see it was a watch,' he added.

The Ming Dynasty - or the Empire of the Great Ming - was the was ruling dynasty in China from 1368 to 1644.



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