Skip to comments.Lady Dai tomb among richest finds in China history
Posted on 09/17/2009 8:33:59 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
LOS ANGELES Lady Dai was a Chinese nobleman's wife in her mid-50s when she died of a heart attack. She was overweight, had diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, liver disease, gallstones and her arteries were almost totally clogged.
She didn't live the healthiest life but she left behind one of the most perfectly preserved bodies in history. She was buried about 2,100 years ago. Her tomb was found in the early 1970s on Mawangdui, a hill in Changsha, near the capital of Hunan Province in China. More than 1,400 equally well-preserved artifacts found around her were designed to help her in the afterlife.
The museum will host "Noble Tombs at Mawangdui" from Sept. 19 to Dec. 13.
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Lady Di? Oh boy.
A striking resemblance to the still living (I think?) Helen Thomas!
Someone could have clogged arteries 2,100 years ago? I thought only fast food caused that? *SMIRK* ;)
They probably had government healthcare back then.... meaning none
So when are they gonna dig up Chin?
Clinton would probably say: “I’d hit that. She’s pretty hot.”
Chinese stir fry (fast food) is the probable culprit. High fat content, and if extant then, likely could cause atherosclerosis.
Thought she was the victim of a drunk driver in a Paris underpass. /sarc
The Exhibition of Noble Tombs at Mawangdui attracts interesting in New York
HuNan Provincial Museum
Photo Gallery: The Excavation of Lady Dai’s Tomb
Hunan Provincial museum - Lady Dai
a note on the youtube page
Her mummified body was so well-preserved that researchers were able to perform an autopsy on her body which showed that she probably died of a heart attack Specifically her diet was too rich in sugars and meat & she suffered from arterial-coronary problems
Buried with her were skeletons of various food animals jujubes lotus soup grains & a complete meal including soup rice and meat skewers on a lacquer set
Researchers found honeydew melon seeds in her stomach inferring consumption before death!!
15 posts in and no Helen Thomas pics. I’m impressed.
This is pretty cool.
I'm pretty darn sure Laz would hit it.
I’m thinking of driving up to Santa Barbara this weekend to see it.
She's winkin, and check out the tongue action.
Im thinking of driving up to Santa Barbara this weekend to hit it.
Awwww....he’s not ronery anymore!
Oops! Didn’t recognize her with her hair back.
Oh, MUCH better, LOL! :)
Dang, I thought this was about Billie Holliday. ;')
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Whoops! Thanks Xenalyte.
:whispers: (It’s all the preservatives in today’s food/fast food/healthy food that causes high cholesterol.
I’m 65 ~ I have always eaten butter, whole milk, red meat with lots of fat, bacon and pork with lots of fat, cottage cheese, cheeses, and I cook with lard. My cholesterol is consistenly around 160.
PS: I LOVE Wisconsin cheeses!!!
I would say there is a strong family resemblance to Kim Jong Ill
What would be nice to find in these old tombs are intact versions of China’s ancient military writings. Sun Tzu, Wu Tzu, Ssu-ma etc.
Well, that's always a given!
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