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DNA Reveals These Red-Haired Chinese Mummies Come From Europe And Asia

Within a nondescript Bronze Age cemetery first discovered by Swedish archaeologists in 1934 and rediscovered by the Xinjiang Archaeological Institute in 2000, researchers have found the oldest and best-preserved mummies in the  793 more words

Research

The Takla Makan Mummies: Human Migration and Ethnic Discord

The Takla Makan mummies provide controversial evidence that China’s northwestern Xinjiang province was once settled by early Europeans. They are also at the center of another ongoing dispute: Turkish speaking Uighurs, who have lived in the Tarim Basin since 842 AD, are using the mummies as justification for independence from the Chinese state. 777 more words

Archaeology

The Takla Makan Mummies: China’s First Caucasian Immigrants

The Takla Makan desert is a barren area of the central Tarim Basin in the northwestern Chinese border district of Xinjiang. Almost in the center of the Eurasian landmass, it was once part of the ancient Silk Road running from east to west. 1,025 more words

Archaeology

First Lord Shiva on an Indic Coin

First Lord Shiva on an Indic Coin

Lord Shiva is probably the most revered and well known Gods of the Hindu trinity and in my view the maximum numbers of Temples in India are dedicated to Lord Shiva and his various Avatars and incarnations. 642 more words