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In the Altai region have found the mummy

December 10 2007

Part of the mummies of women belonging to the I millennium BC, was first discovered in the Altai Territory members of the joint expedition of the State Hermitage and the Altai State University.

Besides the fact that earlier in the region has never been found mummies, scientists have found some other interesting facts. "Until now, the mummies were found in the Altai, where were stored in the permafrost. In the Altai Territory as a mummy preserved, despite the fact that the permafrost in the area of her burial was not, and it is also of interest to researchers - told Interfax "the head of the South-Siberian Expedition of the State Hermitage Constantine Chugunov.

Under assumptions of scientists, a woman whose mummy was found in the Altai region, was about 30 years. Near the remains were pretty big pieces of leather garments, which probably was embroidered with metal plaques, because some of them were found nearby. Whether the clothes belonged to a woman, yet to be identified, said the scientist. The archaeologist said that the experts now have to investigate found a mummy.


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