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    (OOPArts are “out-of-place-artifacts)

    Swiss Ring Discovered Inside Sealed Ming Dinasty Tomb Proves Time Travel is Real

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    An enigma envelopes the digging of a bizarre artifact recovered from the depths of an ancient tomb in China. When archaeologists retrieved a modern-looking, mud-coated artifact from a 4-centuries-old sealed tomb, their amazement was palpable. To some, this kind of encounter could only mean one thing – evidence of time travel! But could it be real?

    In 2008, it was disclosed by various news channels that a team of archaeologists had made a mystifying discovery at a digging site in a sealed tomb belonging to the Ming Dynasty in Southern China. While one of the coffins was being cleared of earth before opening it, archaeologists came over a peculiar aspect – a stone fell off and struck the ground with a hard, metallic sound. When they picked up the object, they determined it was a ring. But only after the soil removal and further examination did they shockingly see it was a watch.

    The peculiar metallic object was presumed to be a small sized golden ring that had a two millimeters thick watch face, but the most astounding of it all was that it was said to have the word “Swiss” on its back.

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    “Swiss Made” is the phrase used in modern decades to indicate that the watch originates in Switzerland. But still, how can it be that a grave dating to the Ming Dynasty that had been sealed for 400 years came to bear an artifact that could only have been conceived after establishing Switzerland’s present state, after 1848? (it was known before as The Old Swiss Confederacy)

    Was it possible for such an artifact to be so out of time and place?

    OOPArts are “out-of-place-artifacts,” a description of one-of-a-kind and not so much understood objects from the archaeological world which fall into the ‘anomalous’ category. To some, these objects have been found at the wrong place and time, and even though their existence disputes the traditional understanding of history – that in the previous centuries humanity had been much more sophisticated than described in history handbooks.

    Theories

    There are a great deal of theories regarding how a Swiss ring with a modern appearance and a watch face might have been discovered by Chinese archaeologists within a 400-year-old sealed tomb.

    Some researchers point out that there might have been time travelers who came from the future, dropped a modern-looking ring in an ancient area and left it behind by mistake. There is mere evidence for this, but it is a compelling idea. There is still plenty that is unknown about the records of the Swiss watch in China.

    Ring-watches are very fashionable jewelry pieces in Europe, even though they became so popular only after 1780. Nevertheless, the ring watches were not a frequent sight regarding accessories during the Ming Dynasty.

    Lastly, there is an absence of evidence enclosing the whole matter. Although the story has been broadcasted by the media, there appears to be little information regarding the background of the dig, such as: journalists, archaeologists, which particular tomb was being uncovered and by whom.

    May it be that this whole matter is a hoax, deceptiveness from start to bottom?

    The astonishing situation of the tiny ring watch has remained unsolved so far and there is no strong evidence for us to prove that it is definitely OOPArt, nor enough facts for us to say that it is a sheer hoax. Nonetheless, what is still certain is that this is a story which sets fire to our imagination and encourages us to reconsider how did it come to be bundled in a Ming Dynasty tomb ahead of its time.
     
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    This makes me think of the other cases we’ve heard of like the gold chain in the coal mine. Very unexplainable if the facts are true.
     
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    No info on the original source here but...
    8 times Photoshop has fooled the world | Metro News
    Maybe Snopes has the story?

    Edit: The thing that really set of alarm bells for me was the word "Swiss" actually being readable in tiny engraved letters on a fossilized object that small in that state! You can see the clock face markings too!
    It is a shame though. For a second I wondered if the missing link was tiny Swiss people. :)
     
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    This was great ! Thanks Ben. A lot of those got me at the time.
     
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    Interesting the page brought the Nephilim up. Last I read, Gabriel caused them to kill themselves off by mutual slaughter. If any skeletons were left, they probably wouldn’t be intact by any means.

    You’re definitely right on the “Swiss made” engravings. Totally skipped my mind! The engravings on my stainless steel wedding band are even starting to fade after only 2.5 years. So must fade quicker on gold or similar metals and alloys.
     
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    Nephilim...the reason for the flood in my understanding. But some may have escaped underground.
     
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    Nope. Flood was for our wickedness. god caused the flood and spared Noah’s family. Nephilim basically just annihilated each other. That’s how that story goes. But on the historical side, I have no idea what really happened
     
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    I read it as the flood being because of the evil demi-god giants and the corruption they caused which included turning everyone evil. Oh well. I read a series online about giants in the Bible recently which threw up some interesting bits of information on medievil thinking on how the Nephilim survived. In one they used calculations of how high the water was based on mountain heights to work out how tall the giants were (who walked around on the bottom with their nostrils poking over the top like hippos). Another (only slightly) saner writer theorised that they weren't that big and survived because the whole time Noah and the others were adrift the nephilim were clinging to the sides of the boat!

    I'd call that the slasher movie solution. Underground is new to me. At least as far as Nephilim theories go. I went through a phase of researching reports of subterranean giants of which there are a few but nobody seems to know about them. I had the the links and info saved but it burned along with my old PC when it self destructed. If I can find anything again I'll post links here.
     
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    Your good with this history stuff
     

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