Saturday, December 20, 2008

Time Travler

Swiss ring watch found in 400-year-old Ming dynasty tomb

Archeologists in China are baffled after finding a tiny Swiss watch in a 400-year-old tomb.

The puzzling discovery was made as the archeologists were making a documentary with two journalists from Shangsi town.

‘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, 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.” said "Jiang Yan Yu" former curator of the Guangxi Museum.

The time was stopped at 10:06am, and on the back was engraved the word “Swiss”, reports the People’s Daily. Local experts say they are confused as they believe the tomb had been undisturbed since it was created during the Ming dynasty 400 years ago. They have suspended the dig and are waiting for experts to arrive from Beijing and help them unravel the mystery. - Ana

One main observation that gives more mystery to the story (if the story & photos are true) is, if you google ring watches you'll find that even today we barley have the tools to make ring watches this small and thin, especially if it has gears inside it? and this one is already belived to have been buried for over 100 years !?

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