amazing love story from 430 years ago!!!!!!!
In 1998, Archaeologists in South Korea unwrapped cloth covering the 16th-century mummy of Eung Tae, who was sincerely loved by someone based on the heart wrenching love letter found inside.
The male mummy was found in a coffin while workers were moving a grave at Korea's ancient Goseong Yi’s family gravesite in Andong City, South Korea. Korean archaeologists dismantled it and removed pieces of clothing until they reached the body in the coffin. There was a male mummy who still had intact skin and a beard despite his skull being badly decayed. He was tall, even by today's standards, measuring 5 feet 9 inches and sturdily built, so archaeologists speculate that the man must have had a charming appearance. On closer inspection, archaeologists found a letter from his wife covering his body. It turned out to be the key to his identity.
There was also hemp shoes made of human hair. The letter was written by the mummy’s wife who has an unknown name. She is called ‘Won’s mother,' quoting an expression from her letter which starts with ‘To Won’s father.’ She sent the letter to her husband, Lee Eung Tae(1556-1586), who died the 1st of June in 1586. He was only 31 years old but his youth couldn't prevent the epidemic from taking him from her.
"To Won's Father
June 1, 1586