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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 to one of the most impressive ...

Modified: 02.03.2017
“frozen” graves , Altai , Ukok Plateau , Pazyryk , Pazyryk culture , MRI , woman mummy , Gorny Altai , Ukok
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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 they always emphasized her ...

Modified: 01.12.2015
Amazon , Ukok , Altai , Altai Mountains , Pazyryk culture , Pazyryk , anthropology , paleogenetics , Ak-Alakha 1 , weapons
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... breeding [Vitt, 1952, pp. 163—206]. These horses, well known throughout the ancient world, which resembled the modern Akhal-Teke and Arabian horses [Alekseev, 1990, pp. 162—163], were found not only in the “royal” Pazyryk mounds but also on the Ukok plateau, in the burials of noble warriors [Grebnev and Vasiliev, 1994, p. 106—111]. The Pazyryk culture preserved much of what had been brought to Altai from other regions, which fact largely ensured the unique “blossoming” of this culture,...

Modified: 07.09.2015
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Twenty Years After

In 1993, on the Ukok Plateau in Gorny Altai, Novosibirsk archaeologists explored a kurgan of the Pazyryk culture, in which a mummified woman had been buried. The study of this culture dates back to the second half of the XIX c., when Academician V.V. Radlov excavated ...

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