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Asian Mummies

The Takla Makan Mummies   [New Window]

There are several mummy images and mummy background information on this site.

China's Gobi Mummies   [New Window]

A news article with photos and maps - "2000 Year Old Mummies Found in China Still Wearing Silk Clothing. A pair of mummies estimated to be nearly 2,000 years old have been discovered in the desolate desert sands of northwest China. The bodies are those of a man and a woman. They were wrapped in beautiful silk clothing. With them when they died, was a lovely star map printed on silk cloth." -[The Daily Republican]-

Caucasian Mummies Found in China   [New Window]

Caucasian Mummies Found in China Are A Puzzle to Scholars. "For as many as 4,000 years, the salty sand of the Taklimakan Desert in China held a secret-unusually well-preserved mummies wearing colorful robes, boots, stockings and hats."

Takla Makan Mummies   [New Window]

"The story on the Takla Makan mummies (3,800 year old caucasian mummies found in China) is quite interesting. They are described as having red hair, bluish green eyes. Plaid woven wool textiles with many colors."

Well-preserved (400 years old)   [New Window]

Female mummy found in Korea -[News article, 1998]-

The Mystery of the Persian Mummy   [New Window]

"The international press reported an amazing find: a mummy, which was claimed to be that of an ancient Persian princess, over 2,600 years old. She was encased in a carved stone coffin, inside a wooden sarcophagus and was wearing an exquisite golden crown and mask." -[BBC]-