Grave of a warrior.
30th-20th c BCE Chinese Yanghai Photography
TOCHARIAN Anonymous (aka Tokharian)
(c. 2000 BCE - c. 800 CE)
c. 3000 BCE-2000 BCE
30th-20th c BCE
Tarim Basin. Yanghai Cemetery. China.
Turpan. Turpan Museum.
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.