How A 2000 Year Old Corpse Didn’t Decay And Still Has Hairs
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Mummies are people or animals that have died or animals whose soft tissues and organs have been preserved through deliberate or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air so that the recovered body will not experience further degradation if it remains cool and dry to be. Some aspects limit the use of the term to bodies that are deliberately embalmed with chemicals. However, the use of the word to refer to a body accidentally dry has been around since at least 1615 AD.
Human and animal mummies have been found on every continent, both as a result of preserving nature in unusual conditions and as cultural artifacts. More than one million animal mummies have been found in Egypt, including many cats. Many Egyptian animal mummies are sacred ibises, and radiocarbon dating shows that the Egyptian ibis mummies analyzed date to a period between about 450 and 250 BC. Chr. Lie.
Xin Zhui, also known as Lady Dai, is a mummified woman over 2, 000 years old from the Chinese Han Dynasty (206 BC- 220 AD)
Xing Rui was discovered in 1971 when workers digging near an air raid shelter near Changsha practically uncovered her large grave. The funnel- like dungeon contains more than 1, 000 valuable artifacts, including makeup, toiletries, hundreds of varnishes, and 162 ornate wooden sculptures depicting staff. A dish was even put on display for Shin Rui to enjoy in the afterlife.
But while the complex structure was impressive and maintained its integrity for nearly 2, 000 years after it was built, what surprised researchers the most was Xin Zhui’ s physical condition.
When it was discovered, it was discovered that it was still soft to the touch of living human skin with moisture and elasticity. Her real hair was found, including her head and the inside of her nostrils, as well as her eyebrows and eyelashes.
Scientists were able to perform an autopsy which revealed the 2, 000 year old body- died in 163 BC. SM- in a condition similar to man who lately died.
However, Xing Rui’ s surviving corpse was immediately damaged after the oxygen in the air touched her body and gradually deteriorated. Therefore, the images of Xin Zhui that we have today do not justify the state of its initial discovery.