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.
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
Researchers have found the world’s oldest cheese around the neck a of Chinese mummy that was buried almost 4,000 years ago in the arid and salty Taklamakan Desert of the Tarim Basin, now in the Xinjiang region of northwest China. Th... Read Post