2,500-year-old tattooed princess to go on display

Published on August 17th, 2012 | by Admin


A mummified 2,500-year-old princess, with beautiful tattoos all over her body, is set to go on display this month at a Russian museum. [Thanks to Katya for the link!]

The well-preserved mummy, known as the Ukok princess, was found by a scientist in the permafrost of the Altai Mountains near the border of Russia and China in 1993 with tattoos on her arms, shoulders and hands.

Despite being thousands of years old, the tattoos look remarkably modern.

The mummy was found buried alongside two men, possibly warriors, all believed to be ancient nomadic Pazyryk people, and six horses.

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Story: QMI Agency | Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Kobsev/HO

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