2,000 year old mummified 'sleeping beauty' dressed in silk emerges on the shoreline Yenisei River in Tyva Republic from the Sayano-Shushensk water reservoir, Siberia.
‘This is not a classic mummy - in this case, the burial was tightly closed with a stone lid, enabling a process of natural mummification.’
She was buried around 1,900 to 2,000 years ago, scientists believe ahead of exhaustive tests. Astonishingly, the remains were preserved even though they have been underwater for periods since the dam became operational between 1978-85. Dr Solovieva said: ‘Near the head was found a round wooden box covered with birch-bark in which lay a Chinese mirror in a felt case.’ Near the young woman were two vessels, one a Hun-type vase.https://siberiantimes.com/science/others/news/2000-year-old-mummified-sleeping-beauty-dressed-in-silk-emerges-from-siberian-reservoir/