2,200-year-old Han Dynasty mummies undressed

Published on December 6th, 2013 | by Admin

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Four ancient mummies from the Han Dynasty have been stripped of their clothes to prevent them from decaying along with the bodies.

Among the clothes were woollen pants, knitted mantles, fabric coats, silk scarves, and brightly-coloured sheepskin boots, which offer a glimpse into the delicate handicrafts of that time, Xu was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency today.

Inside the fabric coat, the adult male was wearing a brown and red belt made of leather and wool and decorated with green silk. The female mummies were wearing woollen coats outside with silk scarves underneath, as well as agate stones believed to be from necklaces or waist accessories.

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Story: Zee News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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