Time travelling in China?

400yearoldwatchArchaeologists excavating a Ming dynasty tomb have being astonished by the discovery of a watch ring with ‘Swiss’ engraved on the back and they claime that the site had not been disturbed since its creation four centuries ago. The clock displayed 10:06 AM.
Watches, before 20th century, were mostly pocket watches, which often had covers and were carried in a pocket and attached to a watch chain. Watches evolved in the 1600s from spring powered clocks, which first appeared in the 1400s.
The Ming Dynasty, or Empire of the Great Ming, ruled China from 1368 to 1644.
“When we tried to remove the soil wrapped around the coffin, a piece of rock suddenly dropped off and hit the ground with a metallic sound,” said Jiang Yanyu, a former curator of the Guangxi Autonomous Region 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.”
All works at the archaeological site are currently suspended and experts are expected to arrive from Beijing to help uncover the mystery.


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