August 28, 2012 12:09
Incredibly well-preserved bodies were found in the high mountains of the Altai. Mummy frozen in the soil was evaluated in 2500. Along with 25-year-old woman had been buried two soldiers to protect it, and six horses to help them move in the journey through the afterlife. Burial chamber were opened a few days, gradually melting the ice, trying not to hurt content.
The bodies were tattooed with a complex pattern that was characteristic of the ancient nomadic people Pazyryk, which are described in the 5th century BC Greek historian Herodotus, referring to tattoos. Obviously tattoos spoke on the status of the person. Herodotus poetically called these people "keepers of the Golden Griffin."
Doctor of History, Professor, Natalia Polosmak that found burial, also noted how little, for more than two millennia, izmenilcya mentality of some people to cover their body figures.
The body of "Princess of Ukok" had some excellent safety tattoos on his body, including a deer with a beak Griffin and "blooming" horns motif common among the Scythians. Tattoo talk about age. The more they covered the body — the older of the media. In this case, they are few.
"Princess of Ukok" had tattoos on his fingers.
It was dug out of the ice 19 years ago, to hit the road for all to see in the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk Akademgorodok.
Below: one of the two tattoos of warriors found in ancient burial Ukok plateau (about 2,500 meters above sea level) near the border of Russia and Mongolia today.
Tattoos are used as a means of identification — a passport now if you want.
Tattoos are clearly visible on one of the arms of the warrior. Compositions similar to those found on the princess.
Princess Ukok: impressions of the sculptor, what it might look like 2500 years ago.
I have seen such a person in China. Similar. Several thick-incomprehensible, but it's probably just a stupid fashion tribute to "thick-lipped." And those of the lower eyelids are not those people. Must also assume that the present epicanthus (fold at the inner corner of the eye), which reconstructor for some reason did not want to carve.
In the anthropological composition of the population Pazyryk identified three basic components (dolihokranny Caucasoid high and wide face, with a low brachicranial Mongoloid face and high mezodolihokranny Mongoloid face.