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The mummy continues to reveal secrets

Mummies have always enjoyed much attention. Especially those that have become as famous as the mummy of a woman from Ak-Alakha 3, a Pazyryk burial site on the Ukok Plateau, discovered by Russian archaeologists in 1993 . No matter how you look at it, it was a discovery of great importance A fragment of the film “Altaians, tombs, scientists” made by S. Barkhatova is dedicated ...

Modified: 02.03.2017
“frozen” graves , Altai , Ukok Plateau , Pazyryk , Pazyryk culture , MRI , woman mummy , Gorny Altai , Ukok
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A Trail That Leads to Zanskar

... cameraman of the Russian-Indian archaeological expedition Our journey to Ladakh began a long time ago. The beginning dates back to the end of the last century, when in 1990 archaeologists discovered and studied the first unrobbed “frozen” burial of Pazyryk riders on the Ukok plateau (Polosmak, 1994). It was then, when analyzing the unique materials from the then southernmost highland “frozen” burials of the Pazyryk culture and speculating about its origins, we turned our eyes to Tibet, where ...

Modified: 10.02.2017
Tibet , Zanskar , petroglyphs , sculptures , Bon religion , аrchaeology , Pazyryk
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Secret of Copper Hair

... synchrotron X-ray fluorescence elemental analysis of organic materials, when applied to archaeological finds, makes it possible to gain an insight into the life of peoples who left the historical stage long ago Such are the bearers of the ancient Pazyryk culture are one of those peoples: their frozen graves, which date back to the end of the 4th or the beginning of the 3rd century BC, were discovered on the Ukok Plateau, Altai Republic, in the 1990s (Polosmak, 1994, 2001; Molodin, 2001). Archaeologically,...

Modified: 17.12.2015
Pazyryk , X-ray fluorescence analysis , synchrotron radiation
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The Ukok Female Warrior Has Changed Sex # New paleogenetic data on the bearers of the Pazyryk culture (Gorny Altai)

Twenty-five years ago, the discovery of an ancient Pazyryk paired burial on the Ukok Plateau in the Altai Mountains, home of the famous Altai Princess, gave birth to the hypothesis about the Altai Amazons. Anthropologists were convinced that the burial contained remains of a girl aged 16 to 17, although ...

Modified: 01.12.2015
Amazon , Ukok , Altai , Altai Mountains , Pazyryk culture , Pazyryk , anthropology , paleogenetics , Ak-Alakha 1 , weapons
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Purple and Gold over Thousands of Years

The first burial mounds with “frozen” tombs were discovered by V. V. Radlov (Katanda burial mound and a burial mound at the Berel burial site of the Pazyryk culture, Kazakhstan) in 1865. He was the first to find clothes preserved in ice. One of the most remarkable of his finds — the so-called Katanda caftan — is now exhibited at the State Historical Museum (Moscow). The collection of this museum ...

Modified: 30.01.2005
costume , antiquities , Pazyryk culture , Pazyryk
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