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Twenty Years After

... culture. All the dead bodies were mummified, but very few have preserved to this day. The reason for this amazing preservation is that all the Pazyryk mummies, including the woman from the Ak-Alakha kurgan, were discovered in ice. It is the ice of the “frozen” graves of Gorny Altai that is responsible for their preservation, and not the mummification techniques, which were far from perfect. The mummified body of the woman from Ak-Alakha kurgan has spent over 2,000 years in an ice cube formed by the larch log structure ...

Modified: 14.04.2014
frozen” graves , Gorny Altai , Pazyryk culture , Ukok , woman mummy
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