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Qing Dynasty Official’s Tomb Robbed, Body Well-Preserved

Qing Dynasty government official's tomb raided, grave robbed, well-preserved mummified body discarded on ground.

Qing Dynasty government official's tomb raided, grave robbed, well-preserved mummified body discarded on ground.

From NetEase:

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.

Qing Dynasty government official's tomb raided, grave robbed, well-preserved mummified body discarded on ground.

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.

Qing Dynasty government official's tomb raided, grave robbed, well-preserved mummified body discarded on ground.

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.

Qing Dynasty government official's tomb raided, grave robbed, well-preserved mummified body discarded on ground.

The original couplets that surrounded the tomb doorway.

Qing Dynasty government official's tomb raided, grave robbed, well-preserved mummified body discarded on ground.

The tablet inscription copied down on paper.

Qing Dynasty government official's tomb raided, grave robbed, well-preserved mummified body discarded on ground.

A stone engraving/sculpture on the little pavilion.

Qing Dynasty government official's tomb raided, grave robbed, well-preserved mummified body discarded on ground.

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.

Qing Dynasty government official's tomb raided, grave robbed, well-preserved mummified body discarded on ground.

The mummified body that was dragged out.

Qing Dynasty government official's tomb raided, grave robbed, well-preserved mummified body discarded on ground.

Qing Dynasty government official's tomb raided, grave robbed, well-preserved mummified body discarded on ground.

Comments from NetEase:

mg微枫 [网易广东省广州市网友]:

Yesterday I was watching CCTV 13 news and the anchor broadcasted a piece of news: American citizens are miserable amidst high gasoline prices, the report saying high gasoline prices have severely affected the lives of Americans, which has become an obstacle for Obama’s hopes of a second presidency. In the end, the anchorwoman announced that the price of gasoline is 3.8 USD per gallon. This report made me foggy with confusion, thinking this anchor is too stupid, why not just convert it into how much RMB per liter, because how many of us ordinary common people know gallons. With this in mind, I went online today to check and want to share with netizens the result of my conversion. One American gallon = 3.785411784 liters. Yesterday’s USD to RMB exchange rate was 1 USD to 6.3355 RMB. One gallon of gasoline at 3.8 USD converted into RMB per liter is 6.3606 yuan RMB. Right now I trust netizens all are very clear on what the price of 93 octane gasoline in China is, the lowest at least 8.07 yuan RMB per liter, and various media these past few days have again been making noise about how gasoline prices are once again being increased. I don’t know who should be ashamed from this piece of news.

北大砖家 [网易山西省晋中市网友]: (responding to above)

Of course it is the Americans who should be ashamed, and the reason you already know, because Obama has shame, whereas we’re shameless.

潘马户邓小闲 [网易河南省商丘市网友]:

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)

Same question!

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…

网易上海市网友:

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.

lbg224522 [网易广西南宁市网友]:

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.

月君 [网易江苏省连云港市网友]:

Where are the descendents? Grave robbing is no better than killing one’s own father!

我是愚公我推荐国足 [网易湖北省武汉市网友]:

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.

我朝v5 [网易上海市网友]:

Those who excavate ancestral tombs ought to die a horrible death.

大馇粥咸鸭蛋 [网易黑龙江省网友]:

He [the grave robber] doesn’t know that this just might be his own family’s ancestral tomb.

饭饭39760417 [网易海南省海口市网友]:

And its shoulder is exposed…the grave-robber…just what exactly did you do to this official…?

淘宝欧耶数码 [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

Everything in service of the renminbi.

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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