100 Yr Old Swiss Watch found in 400 yr old Sealed Chinese Tomb. How?

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    How could this happen? Even thought the article is over a year old I found this facinating how a 100 yr old swiss watch could wind up in a sealed Chinese Tomb 400 years old from the Ming Dynasty. What are your theories?


    Mystery as century-old Swiss watch discovered in ancient tomb sealed for 400 years

    Read more: Mystery as century-old Swiss watch discovered in ancient tomb sealed for more than 400 years | Mail Online




    Archaeologists are stumped after finding a 100-year-old Swiss watch in an ancient tomb that was sealed more than 400 years ago.

    They believed they were the first to visit the Ming dynasty grave in Shangsi, southern China, since its occupant's funeral.

    But inside they uncovered a miniature watch in the shape of a ring marked 'Swiss' that is thought to be just a century old.
    The mysterious timepiece was encrusted in mud and rock and had stopped at 10:06 am.

    Watches were not around at the time of the Ming Dynasty and Switzerland did not even exist as a country, an expert pointed out.
    The archaeologists were filming a documentary with two journalists when they made the puzzling discovery.

    'When we tried to remove the soil wrapped around the coffin, suddenly a piece of rock dropped off and hit the ground with metallic sound,' said Jiang Yanyu, former curator of the Guangxi Museum.

    'We picked up the object, and found it was a ring.

    'After removing the covering soil and examining it further, we were shocked to see it was a watch,' he added.

    The Ming Dynasty - or the Empire of the Great Ming - was the was ruling dynasty in China from 1368 to 1644.
     
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    Hoax?
     
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    Spooky magical ghosts.:eusa_shhh:
     
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    Ancient Chinese Secret. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    Obviously the tomb wasn't sealed for 400 years. duh!
     
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    That is indeed odd.
     
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    There are only a few possibilities in the physical world:

    1) The tomb has not been sealed for 400 years - it was opened sometime withing the last 100 years.
    2) the watch is older than is believed.
    3) the Tomb is not as old as believed.

    All other options require belief in the metaphysical.
     

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