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Sunday, 14 July, 2002, 06:41 GMT 07:41 UK
Chinese discover ancient corpse

Chinese state media has reported that the corpse of a woman who died more than 2,000 years ago has been found well preserved in eastern China.

The woman's body was in a coffin and immersed in liquid - which, according to a Chinese official, could explain why some of the woman's skin, veins and muscle tissue were still intact.

The discovery was made at a building site in Jiangsu province.

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