Archeologists have uncovered a miniature Swiss watch, in a tomb believed to have been undisturbed for 400 years!
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. 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 ruling dynasty in China from 1368 to 1644