Altai Princess returned home


21/09/2012

Ukok Princess returned to Altay. After 19 years of Altai Princess returned home from Novosibirsk in an armored sarcophagus, RIA Novosti reported.

To avoid deformation, mummy hid polyester fiber cushions, says Irina Sal’nikova, director of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk. Princess returned to Altay at 10:10 MSK on time and at the moment is in the museum.

One of the most important discoveries of this century, was discovered in 1993 by Natalia Polosmak. Excavations were carried out near the Mongolian border in Scythian burial mound origin in Ukok where and found the mummified body of a young woman with the age of 2.5 million years. At the time of her death was not more than 30 years, and by the archaeologists refers to the Pazyryk culture.

On the body of a woman found an unusually tattoo, the same can be seen in the six previously found Pazyryk mummies. In addition, it is interesting the fact of burial princess. Mummy’s Tomb has been done in such a way to prevent it as long as possible from encroachment. Cut through the frozen and reinforced frames of logs, it was covered with chunks of ice. The very grave princess was made from a piece of solid wood boarded bronze nails. This kind of refrigerator body has provided a good safety.

After finding a mummy in 1993 was sent to Novosibirsk for a more thorough investigation by putting it in a local museum. According to the indigenous Altai this burial always knew it was considered a sacred place for them. For 19 years, residents demanded the return of the mummy. Served as the basis for the requirements of disaster that occurred in the province after the opening graves, according to "Rossiyskaya Gazeta". Local shamans naprorochili if by 2014 the mummy returns home burial, then Russia suffered a terrible disaster.

According to scientists all over the absence of the mummies, Altai really understood the number of disasters. The edge of earth quakes, which destroyed about 700 homes. According to scientists from the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences, this kind of tremors rocked the region every 150 years. Were the most powerful aftershocks since September 27 and October 1, the strength of which was at 9 on the Richter scale. As a result of these shocks in the village Beltir Agachsky area on the site of the stadium geyser lake was formed and, within the foothills of the terrain has changed.

In 2010, the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS Novosibirsk reported that the relic will return, but on condition that the local museum will create all the necessary requirements for its preservation. This spodviglo local authorities to reconstruct the local museum to house a princess, the opening will be held on September 26 this year.

News prepared by: A. CHirkova


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