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2,000-year-old corpse found intact in mystery fluid
The Straits Times ^ | July 19,2002 | Editorial Staff

Posted on 07/18/2002 5:48:23 PM PDT by vannrox


2,000-year-old corpse found intact in mystery fluid

BEIJING - The corpse of a woman who died more than 2,000 years ago has been found well preserved in a mystery fluid in eastern China, state media reported on Saturday.

The body of the woman, who was believed to have lived during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 24), still had some of her skin, muscle tissue and veins, according to the Xinhua news agency.

Workers at a building site in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, discovered the corpse, which was in a coffin, on July 8.

'The female corpse, estimated to be over 2,000 years old, is said to still have elastic muscle tissue from being immersed in a special fluid in her coffin,' Xinhua quoted Lianyungang museum curator Zhou Jinping as saying.

He said a rectangular lacquer box, a bamboo food container, a comb, a copper mirror and a lock of hair with a hairpin were also found in the coffin.

Xinhua described the corpse as priceless in terms of archaeological research and said it was now being preserved in formalin solution and covered with a layer of absorbent cotton.

It said the woman was only the third well-preserved Han Dynasty corpse ever discovered.--AFP

Copyright @ 2002 Singapore Press Holdings. All rights reserved.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anthropology; archaeology; china; corpse; discovery; dynasty; fluid; found; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; jiangsu; lianyungang; mystery; oldbroad; province
Interesting.
1 posted on 07/18/2002 5:48:23 PM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox
Don't tell Clinton. He's been more attracted to worse.
2 posted on 07/18/2002 5:50:15 PM PDT by VadeRetro
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To: vannrox
Xinhua described the corpse as priceless in terms of archaeological research and said it was now being preserved in formalin solution ...

Well, her mortal remains sound like they were doing OK for the last 2 millennia WITHOUT formalin???

3 posted on 07/18/2002 5:52:20 PM PDT by strela
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To: vannrox
Uh-oh!

Don't let Ted Williams' kid see this.

4 posted on 07/18/2002 5:53:36 PM PDT by dead
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To: VadeRetro
Not to worry. Clinton often prefers the Hand Dynasty.
5 posted on 07/18/2002 5:54:43 PM PDT by jigsaw
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To: vannrox
Watch eBay China!!
6 posted on 07/18/2002 5:55:28 PM PDT by pttttt
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To: vannrox
It was Botox.


7 posted on 07/18/2002 5:56:48 PM PDT by denydenydeny
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To: vannrox
That's nothing. We got Janet "Shake and Bake" Reno. She will put any other mummy to shame.
8 posted on 07/18/2002 5:57:22 PM PDT by Pamlico
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To: Pamlico
Now to find her true love who was supposed to wait for her.
9 posted on 07/18/2002 5:58:31 PM PDT by Plunge Protection Team
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To: Plunge Protection Team; rohry; ken5050
Plunge Protection Team

HE EXISTS!!!!!

11 posted on 07/18/2002 6:00:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: vannrox
Must be the original formula; liquid MSG.
12 posted on 07/18/2002 6:01:25 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: Plunge Protection Team
Now to find her true love who was supposed to wait for her.

That would be Boris Karloff's character.

13 posted on 07/18/2002 6:02:17 PM PDT by VadeRetro
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To: VadeRetro
"Don't tell Clinton. He's been more attracted to worse"

Shit, he married worse.
14 posted on 07/18/2002 6:03:24 PM PDT by APBaer
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To: Plunge Protection Team
France Nguyen who played "Liat" in the 1958 movie "South Pacific" hawked a facial cream on late night cable channels back in the 80s or 90s. She didn't look any older. Who knows maybe that creme works.
15 posted on 07/18/2002 6:07:15 PM PDT by Young Werther
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To: strela
That raised my eyebrows too. I guess some people just can't resist the urge to fix what ain't broke.
16 posted on 07/18/2002 6:22:00 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: vannrox
Another Han-me-down.
17 posted on 07/18/2002 6:24:17 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: dead
Don't let Ted Williams' kid see this.

Or Ted Danson.

18 posted on 07/18/2002 6:25:31 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: Lazamataz
Shhhh Laz. I'm just taking a quick break. hehehehe ; )
19 posted on 07/18/2002 6:29:10 PM PDT by Plunge Protection Team
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To: vannrox
The corpse of a woman who died more than 2,000 years ago has been found well preserved in a mystery fluid in eastern China.

I saw her on C-Span today. I think she is from Connecticut.

20 posted on 07/18/2002 6:32:26 PM PDT by bruoz
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To: VadeRetro
Goood One!!
21 posted on 07/18/2002 6:47:01 PM PDT by Righty1
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To: vannrox
Give it a week. The North Koreans will claim credit for the technology.
22 posted on 07/18/2002 6:50:25 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob
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To: VadeRetro
Damn, he's as bad as Captain Kirk!
23 posted on 07/18/2002 7:10:22 PM PDT by Jhoffa_
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To: Tennessee_Bob

In ten days we will see the first of the info-mercials.

24 posted on 07/18/2002 7:12:03 PM PDT by Jhoffa_
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To: Jhoffa_
Kirk never bit anybody's lip, rape anyone, nor told her to put some ice on it.

25 posted on 07/18/2002 7:13:40 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: VadeRetro
HA HA HA HA HA HA ROTF!!!!!
26 posted on 07/18/2002 7:13:54 PM PDT by buffyt
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To: APBaer
TRUE! Hillary the Hairy Mistress of Darkness.
27 posted on 07/18/2002 7:15:05 PM PDT by buffyt
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To: vannrox
BUMP
28 posted on 07/18/2002 7:30:11 PM PDT by Aurelius
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To: Jhoffa_
It's too late. Remember Nancy Kwan and her Pearl Cream?


29 posted on 07/18/2002 7:31:11 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Right cream wrong Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. "Flower Drum Song". Thanks TN Bob!
30 posted on 07/18/2002 7:41:08 PM PDT by Young Werther
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To: denydenydeny
Ah! Hahahahahaha! (giggle snort!) I was about to say, "that ain't no "mystery fluid", that's a crusty black pantsuit"...but your image was funnier! Thanks for the laugh.
31 posted on 07/18/2002 8:30:48 PM PDT by lsee
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To: vannrox
It was Tang.
32 posted on 07/18/2002 8:36:52 PM PDT by goodieD
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To: Jhoffa_
In ten days we will see the first of the info-mercials.

ah, but will it work?

33 posted on 07/18/2002 9:04:41 PM PDT by IRtorqued
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To: vannrox
Why does this sound like something straight out of one of those grocery-store-rack tabloids?! ;-]
34 posted on 07/18/2002 9:27:33 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: strela
You took the words right out of my mouth!
35 posted on 07/18/2002 9:30:27 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: big ern
I wouldn't be surprised if you're not all that far off the mark.
36 posted on 07/18/2002 9:32:57 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: goodieD
It was Tang.

President Clinton was addicted to Tang and he was never even an astronaut.

37 posted on 07/18/2002 10:59:56 PM PDT by weegee
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To: vannrox
I would have thought that there would have been more threads under the keyword of "OLD BROAD" by now. Maybe some with a certain member of the press.
38 posted on 07/18/2002 11:03:06 PM PDT by weegee
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To: weegee
LOL! took me a minute to get that one, thanks for the chuckle.
39 posted on 07/18/2002 11:49:59 PM PDT by goodieD
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Could it have been a combination of strong tea and vegetable (olive?) oil. The tannin in the tea would soak into the body and turn it into a leather like material. The oil would float on top of the tea and retard its evaporation.
40 posted on 07/19/2002 12:11:56 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I don't know what it was but would bet that some cosmetic company claims to have improved it's "anti-aging" formula based on this "ancient" technique.
41 posted on 07/19/2002 2:03:31 AM PDT by weegee
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To: bruoz
LOL!! Rosa De Lauro!!!
42 posted on 07/19/2002 7:52:14 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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Just updating the GGG information, not sending a general distribution.

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43 posted on 02/21/2006 8:49:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. (Longfellow))
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To: vannrox
"Mao tai. The cause of...and solution to...all of life's problems."
44 posted on 02/21/2006 8:50:52 PM PST by RichInOC (HA HA HA HA....)
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To: RichInOC

I thought Beer was the cause of & solution to all lifes problems?


45 posted on 02/21/2006 8:59:52 PM PST by Feiny ("Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back." Ann Coulter)
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To: feinswinesuksass

Actually, I think Homer originally said "alcohol".


46 posted on 02/21/2006 9:04:45 PM PST by RichInOC ("Donuts...is there ANYTHING they can't do?")
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