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Grave of a warrior.
30th-20th c BCE Chinese Yanghai Photography

TOCHARIAN Anonymous (aka Tokharian) (c. 2000 BCE - c. 800 CE) Primary
c. 3000 BCE-2000 BCE
30th-20th c BCE
Yanghai
Desiccted Body
Tarim Basin. Yanghai Cemetery. China.
Turpan. Turpan Museum.
chin1996
The body is in very good condition as are many of the other so-called 'mummies of Tarim.' They were not mummified and it is thought the excellent preservatio was due to the very dry and cold conditions of the desert which in essence freeze-dried them.

Caption: TURPAN BASIN Anonymous|Grave of a warrior. |Yanghai||Chinese|Tarim Basin. Yanghai Cemetery. China. |┬ęKathleen Cohen

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