This mummy was found at an altitude of 2800 meters. The high altitude and cold climate in Altai mountains are the main reasons why the body is still well preserved without man made mummification process. They felt that the body was covered also helps the preservation.
Possessions were found in the grave, included a saddle, bridle, clay vase, wooden bowl, trough, iron kettle, the remains of a horse, and ancient clothing.There were also pillows, a sheep’s head and felt travel bag in which were placed the whole back of a sheep, goat bones and small leather bag designed to carry a cup.Various sewing items were found with her leading to speculation she may have been a seamstress. Inside her bag was the sewing kit and there was embroidery on both the bag and the shoes.
PathologyIt is believed that this women died because of a substatiall blow to her head by judging the severe trauma presented on her skull. The Centre of Cultural Heritage of Mongolia will carry out DNA tests and radiocarbon tests to find out more about her in the near future.
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