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.
The ancient woman was buried wearing a silk skirt with a funeral meal. Picture: Marina Kilunovskaya.
2,000 year old mummified ‘sleeping beauty’ dressed in silk emerges from Siberian reservoir on the shoreline in Tyva Republic. Archeologists hail extraordinary find of suspected ‘Hun woman’ with a jet gemstone buckle on her beaded belt. After a fall in the water level, the well-preserved mummy was found this week on the shore of a giant reservoir on the Yenisei River upstream of the vast Sayano-Shushenskaya dam, which powers the largest power plant in Russia and ninth biggest hydroelectric plant in the world. The ancient woman was buried wearing a silk skirt with a funeral meal - and she took a pouch of pine nuts with her to the afterlife. In her birch bark make-up box, she had a Chinese mirror. Near her remains - accidentally mummified - was a Hun-style vase.https://siberiantimes.com/science/others/news/2000-year-old-mummified-sleeping-beauty-dressed-in-silk-emerges-from-siberian-reservoir/