Explore the intriguing story of Lady Gouyi, a woman from ancient China whose mysterious burial and empty coffin with silk shoes have puzzled historians for centuries.
At the beginning, Lady Gouyi committed a crime and was ordered to be executed. After her funeral, her body did not emit a foul odor; instead, a fragrance spread for over ten miles. As a result, she was buried in Yunling. Emperor Wu of Han mourned her and suspected that she was not an ordinary person. He dug open her tomb to inspect it, and the coffin was empty, with no body, only a pair of shoes left. According to one account, after Emperor Zhao of Han ascended the throne, he reburied Lady Gouyi, and the coffin was empty, with no body, only a pair of silk shoes remaining there.