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Lady Dai tomb among richest finds in China history
AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/17/09 | Sue Manning - ap

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.

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The museum will host "Noble Tombs at Mawangdui" from Sept. 19 to Dec. 13.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: china; godsgravesglyphs; history; ladydai; richest; tomb

1 posted on 09/17/2009 8:34:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG ping!


2 posted on 09/17/2009 8:36:43 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Don't threaten me with a good time.)
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To: NormsRevenge
That's funny, she doesn't look Chinese
3 posted on 09/17/2009 8:43:11 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's ACORN" - pace Auric Goldfinger)
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To: NormsRevenge

Lady Di? Oh boy.


4 posted on 09/17/2009 8:44:24 AM PDT by bvw
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To: NormsRevenge

A striking resemblance to the still living (I think?) Helen Thomas!

5 posted on 09/17/2009 8:46:12 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Someone could have clogged arteries 2,100 years ago? I thought only fast food caused that? *SMIRK* ;)


6 posted on 09/17/2009 8:47:01 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: NormsRevenge; SunkenCiv

They probably had government healthcare back then.... meaning none


7 posted on 09/17/2009 8:54:22 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com ............. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

So when are they gonna dig up Chin?


8 posted on 09/17/2009 9:02:38 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Clinton would probably say: “I’d hit that. She’s pretty hot.”


9 posted on 09/17/2009 9:03:18 AM PDT by steveyp
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I thought only fast food caused that? *SMIRK* ;)

Chinese stir fry (fast food) is the probable culprit. High fat content, and if extant then, likely could cause atherosclerosis.

10 posted on 09/17/2009 9:03:23 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: NormsRevenge
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.

Thought she was the victim of a drunk driver in a Paris underpass. /sarc

11 posted on 09/17/2009 9:04:24 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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The Exhibition of “Noble Tombs at Mawangdui” attracts interesting in New York
HuNan Provincial Museum
2009-03-05
http://www.hnmuseum.com/hnmuseum/eng/generalIntro/introContent.jsp?infoid=011fd588f1a6402884831fd41a32005a


12 posted on 09/17/2009 9:12:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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Photo Gallery: The Excavation of Lady Dai’s Tomb
http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/mawangdui/galleries/excavation/index.html


13 posted on 09/17/2009 9:13:53 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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YouTube
Hunan Provincial museum - Lady Dai
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC8f6-RvHDk


14 posted on 09/17/2009 9:15:37 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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 posted on 09/17/2009 9:17:19 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

15 posts in and no Helen Thomas pics. I’m impressed.


16 posted on 09/17/2009 9:59:09 AM PDT by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: wazoo1031

This is pretty cool.


17 posted on 09/17/2009 10:01:43 AM PDT by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Jaxter

# 5


18 posted on 09/17/2009 10:02:41 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: steveyp; Lazamataz
Clinton would probably say: “I’d hit that. She’s pretty hot.”

I'm pretty darn sure Laz would hit it.

19 posted on 09/17/2009 10:02:57 AM PDT by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m thinking of driving up to Santa Barbara this weekend to see it.


20 posted on 09/17/2009 10:03:15 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Allegra; steveyp
I would so hit that.

She's winkin, and check out the tongue action.

21 posted on 09/17/2009 10:05:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Put butter on your tag line.)
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To: BunnySlippers
I’m thinking of driving up to Santa Barbara this weekend to see it.

I’m thinking of driving up to Santa Barbara this weekend to hit it.

22 posted on 09/17/2009 10:06:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Put butter on your tag line.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

23 posted on 09/17/2009 10:08:47 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Awwww....he’s not ronery anymore!


24 posted on 09/17/2009 10:15:36 AM PDT by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: BunnySlippers

Oops! Didn’t recognize her with her hair back.


25 posted on 09/17/2009 10:44:01 AM PDT by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Oh, MUCH better, LOL! :)


26 posted on 09/17/2009 11:16:31 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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Thanks NormsRevenge.

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27 posted on 09/17/2009 2:50:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Xenalyte

Whoops! Thanks Xenalyte.


28 posted on 09/17/2009 2:56:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

: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.

Any questions?

PS: I LOVE Wisconsin cheeses!!!


29 posted on 09/17/2009 3:18:18 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for ForgotenKnight, my army hero grandson.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I would say there is a strong family resemblance to Kim Jong Ill


30 posted on 09/17/2009 3:20:20 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Quotes of the century: 2001 "Lets Roll"..... 2009 "You Lie")
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


31 posted on 09/17/2009 3:23:46 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Monkey Face
"PS: I LOVE Wisconsin cheeses!!!"

Well, that's always a given!

32 posted on 09/17/2009 3:26:43 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Whoa!


33 posted on 09/17/2009 3:28:26 PM PDT by El Sordo
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