A poetic love letter written by a mourning Korean wife that was found beside the mummified body of the woman’s husband has grabbed the limelight many a time since its discovery more than a decade ago.
Archaeologists at Andong National University found a 16th century male mummy in Andong City in South Korea in 2000. Along with it was a heart-rending letter written by the dead man’s pregnant wife who poured out her grief into what has become a testament of loss, lamentation and berievement.
The 5-feet-9-inches mummy was identified as that of Eung-tae, after a total of 13 letters addressed to that name were found in the tomb.
But one letter, a love poem written by his wife in old Latin and addressed to “Won’s Father”, depict the state of a love-lorn widow left in the world alone with a child in the womb. Read more.