A 2,200-year-old sphinx-shaped coffin that was thought to be made by the Roman Emperor Tiberius with colorful textiles in 37 BC has been revealed and found in a hole in a Swiss forest.
The “sleeping beauty” is thought to have died 2,200 years ago. People who were buried with her show that she was one of the most highly regarded members in the tribe.
The discovery of the man’s skeleton deep within a coffin dates back to 1903. It was discovered during construction work on the Limmat River, near Zurich, Switzerland. The weapons included ancient armor, a sword, a spear, and a shield.
QQ, a Chinese social media site, has published an unnamed photographer’s depiction of the coffin containing the 2,200-year-old “sleeping beauty” buried in a tree hole in Switzerland.
But archaeologists believe this ancient tomb is actually a side one. Though the scale is much smaller, it still seems appropriate that these warriors guard the tomb for Qin Shi Huang.
It wasn’t until a long time later that the main tomb was found near the secondary tomb amidst dense forest with towering old trees.
That’s right! The treasure, owner of the tomb and pyramid in Tomb of the Lady Ossin. The special thing is that the body of the owner who buried himself in an 80-meter tree is also located nearby.
When archaeologists were exploring a tree cavity in Romania, they discovered something unexpected: the body of a woman inside the coffin was still intact! The owner was about 40 years old when she died.
She wore dozens of coats made of sheepskin, her expression very peaceful as if she were sleeping in a coffin. That’s why the media nicknamed her “Sleeping Beauty.”
Scientists have given a new perspective on the old legend of the woman in the coffin by saying that she was most likely Celtic. The Iron Age Celts were renowned for the practice of burying their members in tree coffins as a type of last rites before death.
Paintings depicting the woman, who is believed to have died at age 40, show that she seems young. Her bone analysis results show that during her life she had to work less than her male counterparts proving her noble status.
A woman had a new bracelet, belt, and necklace made for her. She was said to be of the royal or aristocratic class because she was buried with these pieces of jewelry.
When she was alive, ancient Egyptian women were not judged by their social status or material wealth. Ancient Egyptian women simply liked to eat sugar and starch. They also chose not to flaunt these foods in front of others because it was rare for them to belong to the elite class.
Scholars are still unsure about this mystery, but the possibility of how her body remained intact for thousands of years just around the corner.
Some ancient Celtic rituals and beliefs were full of mysteries. They believed in the immortality of the soul and that it moves from one body to another after death. It’s an interesting tradition that your loved one can take comfort in, but keep them deeply entangled if you want to ensure their continued journey.
In many ways, the Celts were among the first people to have truly equal gender rights. They did make exceptions for when death was felt appropriate by giving higher citizen status to people in funerary trees as well as different houses.
The discovery of the “beauty’s” coffin has given archaeologists exciting new insights about the Celts and their living habits in ancient Europe, leaving many mysteries surrounding her tribe.