An incredible discovery archaeologists
A teenage girl 14-15 years old, which sacrificed about 500 years ago, all ages past have lain in the ice on top of thousander, which contributed to a great sound. Next to her frozen bodies of two more young victims: seven year old boy and six girls. It was found three mummies, which, in contrast to the embalmed Egyptian “colleagues”, suffered PublishAmerica. The body of a seven year old boy also studied, but to explore the remains of six girls scientists have not yet solved. Probably, it once struck by lightning, which may affect the accuracy of the research results. Instead of traditional DNA testing, scientists have studied proteins in tissues and found that in apparently healthy girl had a bacterial lung infection resembling tuberculosis. The first infection was detected in mummies.
Most likely, the three children were sacrificed, as evidenced by being near them artifacts of gold, silver, clothes, bowls with food and extravagant headdress of white feathers of unknown birds. Historians suggest that the children were selected by the Incas for their beauty (in addition, children were considered more pure beings than adults) and sacrificed. Inca is not often brought children into the victim.
B previous studies: before sacrificed, throughout the year, children were fed “elite” foods — maize and dried llama meat, though before that they ate only peasant food, consisting of potatoes and vegetables. Scientists have also concluded that preparing for the sacrifice of children, in particular, 15-year-old girl who regularly given drugs and alcohol to be more submissive.The researchers also found a piece of pressed Coca between teeth of the girl that suggests that she chewed it to calm down, before his death. All three mummies kept in the Museum of high mountain archeology in Salta, Argentina. Not so long ago it became known that the mysterious mummy, more than a century were in the collection of the German Museum, it may be a woman of the tribe of the Incas, who died from multiple blows to the head, probably during the ritual murder. On her scalp were also characterized by “variety” bones that only South American Nations, but not European. On the head of the mummy were gum Alpaca and llama. It could say that the mummy is originally from South America.
Completely by accident in Jiangsu province in East China builders had discovered an ancient burial, where archaeologists discovered a female mummy. According to experts, dumping refers to the Ming dynasty and he is at least 500 years. The ancient crypt came across workers, when they would dig a pit on a construction site. Soon the burial place of profit historians who opened the grave. The burial of three stone coffins were discovered by builders at a depth of two meters in Jiangsu province in East China
According to experts, dumping refers to the Ming dynasty (i.e. the period from 1368 through 1644) and that it is at least 500 years. In two coffins exhumed skeletons were found, the clothing of the Ming dynasty and funeral supplies, while in the third coffin lay a well-preserved mummified body of a woman.
Five-foot body, wrapped in thick cotton cloth, well preserved. Judging at all found the woman belonged to the upper class. Subjected to mummification the body was wrapped in burial clothes – linen rags, thoroughly impregnated with wax, which in medieval China were used in the burial of the dead, and dressed in quilted and sheets. Clothes and shoes are perfectly preserved. Photo: Archaeologists carefully took the mummy from the stone coffin.
The mummy has a fully intact skin, distinct facial features, and even has hair, eyebrows and eyelashes.
During the inspection, discovered the mummies of the Museum staff Taizhou found a lot of funeral accessories, including this ring with jade, silver hairpins and more than twenty of cotton rags period of the Ming dynasty. This is the fourth ancient tomb, discovered in Jiangsu province. In the 1970s, scientists here have found the grave of a noble woman, buried more than 2,000 years ago.
In 1991 on the Similaun glacier, which is located in the Tyrolean Alps, two German tourists discovered the perfectly preserved body of a man who lived at least 5300 years ago. The body is so well preserved that at first even thought it was one of our contemporaries.
The discovery caused a sensation in the scientific world, and in the press. Journalists in total were up more than 500 names for mummies found, but, in the end, 2 July 1997 South Tyrolean government took the official name is Ice man
The hand of the Ice man. The mummy was found near the ötztal valley, so the “Iceman” ötzi is often called. This name was invented by the Viennese reporter Karl Wendl. Studies have shown that the age of ötzi at the time of his death was about 50 years. When you consider that he lived during the Neolithic age, it is a very venerable age. Dutch artists Alfons and Adrie Kennys with the help of computer technology attempted to recreate the appearance of ötzi. Brown eye color ötzi confirmed by special studies of his DNA.
The mummy ötzi, exhibited in the exposition of South Tyrol Museum of archaeology in Bolzano, Italy. Inside the sarcophagus recreate the conditions of the glacier that preserved the mummy for over five thousand years.
Scientists have determined that the “ice man” was about 50 years old, he had brown eyes and wavy dark hair. If ötzi had wonderful teeth without the slightest trace of caries, which he actively used not only for chewing food, but also for wood, skin and tendons.