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Siberian Princess reveals her 2,500 year old tattoos
Siberian Times ^ | 8-14-2012

Posted on 08/16/2012 8:42:37 AM PDT by Renfield

The ancient mummy of a mysterious young woman, known as the Ukok Princess, is finally returning home to the Altai Republic this month.

She is to be kept in a special mausoleum at the Republican National Museum in capital Gorno-Altaisk, where eventually she will be displayed in a glass sarcophagus to tourists.

For the past 19 years, since her discovery, she was kept mainly at a scientific institute in Novosibirsk, apart from a period in Moscow when her remains were treated by the same scientists who preserve the body of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin.

To mark the move 'home', The Siberian Times has obtained intricate drawings of her remarkable tattoos, and those of two men, possibly warriors, buried near her on the remote Ukok Plateau, now a UNESCO world cultural and natural heritage site, some 2,500 metres up in the Altai Mountains in a border region close to frontiers of Russia with Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan.

They are all believed to be Pazyryk people - a nomadic people described in the 5th century BC by the Greek historian Herodotus - and the colourful body artwork is seen as the best preserved and most elaborate ancient tattoos anywhere in the world.....

(Excerpt) Read more at siberiantimes.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; anthropology; archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; mummies; mummy; siberia; siberianmummy; tattoos; ukokprincess


1 posted on 08/16/2012 8:42:48 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 08/16/2012 8:43:27 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

mark for later


3 posted on 08/16/2012 8:48:20 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Renfield

Tramp stamp?


4 posted on 08/16/2012 8:52:40 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Renfield

Bill Clinton - “I’d hit that!”


5 posted on 08/16/2012 9:00:14 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: BubbaBasher
Note her fingers and thumb seem exceptionally long.
6 posted on 08/16/2012 9:02:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Renfield

Interesting article....

I for one have never figured out the reason people get tattoo’s....to me it’s mutilating yourself...

The fact that tats is an millennia old idea is making me rethink my position


7 posted on 08/16/2012 9:05:06 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Renfield

I think I saw that same tatoo on Pelosi.


8 posted on 08/16/2012 9:15:59 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That’s probably an effect of dessication.


9 posted on 08/16/2012 9:44:50 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: BubbaBasher

10 posted on 08/16/2012 9:53:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SunkenCiv

Horses, and unless I’m mistaken, a dragon.


11 posted on 08/16/2012 9:55:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Popman

If the average life span was 28, it would make more sense also.

:)


12 posted on 08/16/2012 10:28:35 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: dirtboy
mark for later

That's the general idea of a tattoo.

13 posted on 08/16/2012 10:34:07 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Internet fun fact: There is 1 person named walter wawra in Kalamazoo, MI.)
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To: BenLurkin

And years before the autoclave.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 3:05:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


15 posted on 08/16/2012 3:09:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield

Very similar animal style art as the contemporary Scythians.

It is a tragedy this steppe culture never achieved literacy. Best description of these tribes is in Herodotus.


16 posted on 08/16/2012 3:17:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Psalm 144

Smoked a lot of weed also, accounts for the tats.


17 posted on 08/16/2012 3:45:09 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: SunkenCiv

Great pictures and information at the link.

Thank you for the ping, Civ.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 8:45:43 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

She got them at the Lilith Fair the first time Courtney Love and Alanis Morrisette toured...


19 posted on 08/17/2012 9:04:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: BubbaBasher

Biden: I’d put it in chains!


20 posted on 08/17/2012 12:30:11 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Dogs + stress = If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and waIlk away.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I think Helen Thomas was there with her.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 12:34:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Renfield

Interesting cultural aside, the warrior found with her had his pectorals tattooed. Her breast area is free of tattoos. I wonder if the western view of the female breast as sexual is 2500 years old or older and not a “modern” invention imposed by religious prudes per our liberal overlords?


22 posted on 08/18/2012 3:17:55 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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