This 1500 years old mummy was on found an Altai Mountain in Mongolia.In April 2016, an ancient female mummy, popularly called 'Adidas Boots' was discovered in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains, archaeologists from the museum in Khovd were alerted to the burial site by local herdsmen.

Adidas Boots Horse

Archaeologists speculated the Turkik woman had very skillful craftsmen to make high quality footwear and other items. Experts believe the discovered mummy came from a non-elite class despite the number of grave good found within. Among them were the remains of a horse which was sacrificed, 'We can see clearly that the horse was deliberately sacrificed. It was a mare, between four and eight years old.'

It is the first complete Turkik burial in Mongolia – and probably in all Central Asia, a very rare find.


Naturally mummified.


The mummy is currently under further study.


The mummy is currently under further study.

Additional Info


Hale, Tom. (2016, April 13). 1,500-Year-Old Mummy Appears To Be Wearing Adidas Trainers. Retrieved from

Liesowska, A. (2016, April 9). Archeologists find ancient mummy approximately 1,500 years old in Mongolia. The Siberian Times. Retrieved from

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