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The Man from Hami
Human Mummy
NorthernCem
A mummy from the Northern Cemetery wearing a hat and cloak
Biographical Information
Name(s) The Man From Hami
Age
Sex M
Status elite
Height
Source
Culture Indo-European
Date(s) 1,000 BC
Site Qizilchoqa cemetery near Wupu, China
Current Location
Location
Catalog #
Included among the Tarim Basin and Cherchen Caucasoid Mummies, The Man from Hami was found at the Qizilchoqa cemetery near Wupu, about 60 km to the west of Hami. Among his grave goods were several distinctive hatsincluding a beret style made with the first recorded case of nålebind-ing (a technique like crocheting) and a Phrygian-style cap made of thick brown felt with striking white ornamental stitching. Also from this site were discovered plaids employing the diagonal twill that was found at Celtic sites in Europe dating to around the same period, c. 1,000 BCE.

References

ANCIENT MUMMIES of the TARIM BASIN by Victor H. Mair https://www.penn.museum/documents/publications/expedition/PDFs/58-2/tarim_basin.pdf

Mallory, J.P., and V.H. Mair. The Tarim Mummies: Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West. London: Thames & Hudson, 2000.

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