The mummy is that of a Bronze Age Celt, according tohis DNA, but the mummy of Cherchen Man is from the Taklamakan Desert in westernChina. In the local Chinese language, the word “taklamakan” means “You come inand never come out.” And that seems to be the case. According to Britain’s The Independent: He looks like a Bronze Age European. In fact, he'severy inch a Celt. Even his DNA says so.
There’s an ancient mystery buried in China’s Taklimakan Desert, a forbidding waste north of Tibet. It’s mummies. Mummies of white people. In the middle of a Chinese desert, amidst a bizarre necropolis of phallic symbols, miles and m... Read Post
The Caucasian mummies of central China are a fascinating story in their own right, and probably worth some additional blog posts in the future. Cherchen Man, for example is obviously caucasoid, 6'6" tall (and Cherchen woman also ove... Read Post