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Scythian Warrior
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Biographical Information
Name(s) Scythian Warrior
Age 30-40
Sex Male
Status A warrior believed to be of nobility
Height
Source
Culture Scythian
Date(s) 2,500 years old
Site Area of the Altai Mountains at an altitude of 2,600 meters
Current Location
Location Altai Mountains, Mongolia
Catalog # Unknown
A male warrior from the Scythian culture. It is believed he died between 30-40 years of age. His cause of death is not fully determined.  

Mummification

The mummy is in very good condition. It is believed that is was buried fully dressed. The mummy wore a thick fur coat made of fur from a sheep's wool lining. Traces of woven wool pants were found. The feet were covered with knee-high boots. The mummy was buried with two horses, since two carcasses were found alongside the mummy.   

Studies

Scientists hope the mummy can help them learn more about the nutrition and health of ancient humans.  

Pathology

He had fine teeth, a ginger mustache, a pierced ear, and a deep wound, stitched and healed, which ran from the corner of his left eye socket to the angle of his jaw.

Additional

In his tomb were two life-size stuffed effigies, with clay masks similar to those on the real bodies.


References

http://www.spiegel.de/international/archeological-sensation-ancient-mummy-found-in-mongolia-a-433600.html

https://www.spiegel.de/international/archeological-sensation-ancient-mummy-found-in-mongolia-a-433600.html

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/may/30/british-museum-skin-scythian-exhibition-tattoo-empire

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