|15 January 2007
Ancient 'warrior' found in permafrost
Russian archaeologists have uncovered the 2000-year-old remains of a warrior preserved intact in permafrost in the Altai mountains region. The warrior was blond had tattoos on his body. He was wearing a felt coat with sable fur trimmings and was buried in a wooden frame containing drawings of mythological creatures with an icepick beside him.
Local archaeologists believe the man was part of the ruling elite of a local nomadic tribe known as the Pazyryk. Numerous other Pazyryk tombs have been found in the area. "This is definitely a very serious discovery. It's incredibly lucky that the burial was in permafrost so it was very well preserved," Alexei Tishkin, an Altai archaeologist, was quoted as saying.
Source: News.com.au (10 January 2007)
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