Fujian Qing Dynasty official’s tomb robbed, body discarded
March 17th, Fujian province Ningde city, local residents while hiking discovered an ancient body wearing dynastic clothing embroidered with what appears to be dragons and called the police. Investigations revealed that it was related to the grave robbing of a government official who had served the Qing Emperor Guangxu (1882 AD) in his 8th year, and the body had been casually cast aside by the grave robber. According to reports, this is the highest ranking and most well preserved mummified body of a Qing era government official discovered locally.
[Above] March 19th, Fujiang Ningde Xiapu county, the little pavilion of the old tomb that was robbed. This 1882-built construct is one of 4 “Phoenix” tomb rooms, which presently have all been robbed. 130 years ago, tombs were divided into 4 rooms, a household tomb, where two couples were interred.
In the tomb there are still several coffins. Ningde local residents say the body next to the robbed tomb is male, very clearly wearing many layers of clothing, and with his hair still braided into a queue. A Mr. Yan said the odor around the mummified body was unbearable, the body having already emitting a foul smell.
The tombstones. According to reports, in the 50s of the previous century, this tomb was already robbed once, but wasn’t as severely damaged as this instance.
The original couplets that surrounded the tomb doorway.
The tablet inscription copied down on paper.
A stone engraving/sculpture on the little pavilion.
The mummy pulled out of the ancient tomb. According to reports, only half of the front of the official robes remain so the decorative design cannot be seen, but on the back of the official robes are 3 dragons embroidered with gold colored thread. On the whole, the clothing is relatively well preserved, with the innermost layer being yellow cotton underwear, the outside navy blue cotton clothes, and the outermost layer being silk official robes.
The mummified body that was dragged out.
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北大砖家 [网易山西省晋中市网友]： (responding to above)
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“Female civil servants required to test for sexually transmitted diseases and report monthly menstruation before being hired”
Why were the comments for this closed?!
Actually, doing this is in consideration for the leadership, as the leadership are afraid of being infected.
网易广东省惠州市网友： (responding to above)
网易亚太地区网友： (also responding to 潘马户邓小闲)
Exactly, if the leaders contract sexually transmitted diseases, then even more female subordinates will be infected, and then everything will get out of control…
Let’s discuss “Female civil servants required to test for sexually transmitted diseases and report monthly menstruation before being hired”
近视700度 [网易河南省漯河市网友]： (responding to above)
It’s obvious, female civil servants are prepared for the leaders, so they have to be without disease, because the LD are afraid of being infected with sexually transmitted diseases, because the LD have to be pampered.
Looks like the clothes of living people, a withered body, hundred year old tomb. No one at any time should ever dig up another person’s tomb. The grave robber committed a sin, and must suffer retribution.
中意玻璃钢1 [网易河北省衡水市网友]： (responding to above)
[That others will one day get their] Retribution is just the fantasy of the weak.
Where are the descendents? Grave robbing is no better than killing one’s own father!
Looks like there’s not much of a good fate for government officials.
泯主同盟 [网易山东省日照市网友]： (responding to above)
Hope this will also happen to the government officials of the Heavenly Kingdom in the future.
Those who excavate ancestral tombs ought to die a horrible death.
He [the grave robber] doesn’t know that this just might be his own family’s ancestral tomb.
And its shoulder is exposed…the grave-robber…just what exactly did you do to this official…?
Everything in service of the renminbi.