1,500-year-old mummy wearing well preserved boots unwrapped in Mongolia

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1,500-Year-Old Mummy Wearing Well Preserved Boots Unwrapped In Mongolia

Archaeologists have discovered a mummy estimated to be around 1,500 years old.

The Siberian Times reports that, although the unwrapping process is still underway, researchers believe it is "the first complete Turkik burial found in Central Asia."

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The site was reportedly discovered by local animal herders at an elevation of more than 9,000 feet above sea level.

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1,500-year-old mummy wearing well preserved boots unwrapped in Mongolia
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A researcher with the Khovd Museum which is handling the excavation, has revealed, "This person was not from elite, and we believe it was likely a woman, because there is no bow in the tomb."

Pictures that have been released show a long-fingered hand and fairly well-preserved boots.

Numerous artifacts have been found with her including Mongolian clothes, an embroidered bag, and clay vase, among others.

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There was also an adult horse that appears to have been sacrificed and a saddle and bridle.

The team plans to continue unwrapping the body and hopes to ultimately learn more about the Turks who lived in Mongolia during that time.

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