Thursday, November 25, 2010

A 2000 year old female skeleton found with grey hair

A 2,000 year old female skeleton was found from a tomb in the early Western Han dynasty at the construction site of an industrial park in the north of Zhuchengjie.

When exploring the tomb numbered M6, the archaeological team found an intact outer coffin and almost no water had leaked into it. They also found an well-preserved dark brown skeleton inside the inner coffin, with a lot of gray hair still on the skull.

The archaeological team explained that the woman's skeleton and hair were well preserved because she was buried in multiple coffins, with the outer coffin covered by a thick layer of special plaster, and hair is not easily damaged by water.

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