Skip to comments.Ancient 'grand lady' skeleton uncovered in Chinese tomb
Posted on 10/16/2018 10:30:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin
he remains of the body were uncovered in a water-filled coffin within a tomb at Tieguai Village in China.
The skeleton was buried with various other artifacts, such as a model house with miniature furniture inside and a silver pendant decorated with dragons. A sign found on the coffin said the tomb belonged to the "Grand Lady" who lived in "Ankang Commandery." While her actual name was difficult to read on the sign, the archaeologists believe it could be née Jian, LiveScience reports.
One indication of the Grand Ladys age came from the 200 bronze coins located within her coffin produced between roughly A.D. 713 and A.D. 1100. The archaeologists said she probably died around A.D. 1100. This clue made sense since that time period marked the Song dynasty when culture and art prospered in the region.
The Grand Lady had ornate style as she was found wearing silver and gold hairpins on her head, silver bracelets on her arms, and a string of 83 bronzed coins on her abdomen. Beneath her right hand were the remains of two zongzi or what was left of two rice dumplings.
She was also buried with other grave goods and many small replicas of real-life objects. Within her tomb, there were 10 female figures wearing masks and playing musical instruments. Portraits were in her coffin which were likely of the Grand Lady wearing different clothes and accessories.
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Can’t tell if she’s guilty....or not....
the most intriguing part: dated coins that span 400 years. Were they royal treasury coins? Part of worn-wealth jewelry handed down over generations? Corpse decorations or tributes over centuries as part of ancestor worship? Was 1100AD the time of death or the time of the last surviving descendant to visit the burial with a coin tribute?
Interesting...who was she...
I don’t know, but she was rich.
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