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19 August 2006
Mummy with fur coat unearthed in Mongolia

Research workers of the German archaeological institute have discovered a mummy in permafrost at excavation work in Mongolia of approximately 2,500 years old. At the 'sensational find' of a burial chamber of the Scythian rider people a crew of the German television sender ZDF were present. In front of the camera the archaeologists opened the sepulchre where the mummy of the Scythian soldier was stored. The mummy, conserved in permafrost, carried still a fur coat and had a decorated gilded head ornament. According to the scientists the discovery is similar with those of the legendary Oetzi in 1991, and the tattooed siberian ice princess from 1993.

Source: Mongolia Web (17 August 2006)

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