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A Case of Time Travel ?

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Hum    6,933

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

The real-life tomb raiders were the first visitors to the Ming dynasty grave in Shangsi, southern China, since its occupant's funeral.

But inside they discovered a miniature watch in the shape of a ring marked 'Swiss' encrusted in mud and rock.

"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 time had been stopped at 10:06 am, and on the back had 'Swiss' engraved on it. Now the puzzled time team have asked experts from Beijing for help.

"Watches weren't around in the Ming dynasty and Switzerland as a country didn't even exist then," said one archaeologist. :iiam:

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Lezard    24

The ming, where time travelers O.o

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episode    623

And how exactly can they prove they were the first ones in there since the tomb was sealed?

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Panacik    27
And how exactly can they prove they were the first ones in there since the tomb was sealed?

Exactly...

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Hum    6,933

^ Archaeologists never make mistakes -- don't you know ? :laugh:

No one can really 'prove' that the tomb has not been sealed for the last 400 years, either.

Some breach in Time is possible, tho perhaps not probable.

It's a delightful thought tho. ;)

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Geoffrey B.    1,415

Indiana Jones lost is watch OMG

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Azusa    930

No wonder Chinese Knock offs are always so good they have been practicing for 100's of years.......

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The_Observer    293
No wonder Chinese Knock offs are always so good they have been practicing for 100's of years.......

THATS THE BEST ONE IVE READ +1

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jak0bk    0

lol @ yuri. That was a good one :yes:

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neoadorable    405

dammit yuri that was mine, i wanted to say this only proves Swiss watches were already Made in China in the 1400's.

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Menge    33

just date the radium in the watch or something like that...

i'm sure that they can figure out how old the watch really is.

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