Skip to comments.Siberian Princess reveals her 2,500 year old tattoos
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.....
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Bill Clinton - “I’d hit that!”
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
I think I saw that same tatoo on Pelosi.
That’s probably an effect of dessication.
Horses, and unless I’m mistaken, a dragon.
If the average life span was 28, it would make more sense also.
That's the general idea of a tattoo.
And years before the autoclave.
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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.
Smoked a lot of weed also, accounts for the tats.
Great pictures and information at the link.
Thank you for the ping, Civ.
She got them at the Lilith Fair the first time Courtney Love and Alanis Morrisette toured...
Biden: I’d put it in chains!
I think Helen Thomas was there with her.
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?