Preserved head found in Arctic cemetery
Published on September 8th, 2017 | by admin0
This haunting 12th century woman is a member of an unknown hunting and fishing civilisation that held sway in the far north of Siberia – with surprising links to Persia.
Accidentlally mummified and probably aged around 35, her delicate features are visible, the green tinge on her face being the traces of the pieces of a copper kettle that helped preserve her in her permafrost grave.
She has long eyelashes, a full head of hair – and impressive teeth.
Story: Anna Liesowska, The Siberian Times | Photo: Irina Sharova