Discussion in 'Earth Mysteries - Historical & Classical Cases' started by Anonymous, Aug 15, 2003.
Well it makes a change from The Big Issue.
It made me laugh anyway ..
'Buried In Ice' : A documentary about the Franklin expedition mummies ..
... double post.
Turning into oil.
Ancient Mummy with snazzy shoes found after 1100 years
People got mugged for their Adidas gear back then. Blimey.
Sorry, I cant resist ..
Isn't that song the reason why most people in the U.S. cannot pronounce Adidas correctly?
1,100-Year-Old Mummified Remains Found With Fantastic Footwear
POSTED ONAPRIL 25, 2017HISTORY 2935
When archaeologists in Mongolia stumbled across the remains of a 1,100-year-old mummy, they were surprised to that the corpse was still wearing footwear that was in remarkable condition.
However, a full restoration of the mummy was still needed to get a closer look, so the remains were sent to the Centre of Cultural Heritage of Mongolia.
After a full restoration, researchers were baffled to see that the footwear still had plenty of colour and a rather similar design to modern footwear – various stripes, just like Adidas!
These aren’t the earliest designs for Adidas sneakers of course, but they did turn to be knee-high boots made from felt and leather, with an eye-catching red and black stripped pattern.
“With these stripes, when the find was made public, they were dubbed as similar to Adidas shoes with the three stripes,” explains Galbadrakh Enkhbat, director of the Centre of Cultural Heritage of Mongolia.
“In this sense, they are an interesting object of study for ethnographers, especially so when the style is very modern.”
Researchers also unearthed more about the mummified remains, which turned out to be a Turkic female seamstress, and it’s believed the she died somewhere in the Altai mountains of Mongolia due to head trauma, due to huge wound present on her skull. ...
Four or five posts up Ramon ...
Missed that! Saw it on Twitter.
Mummies and papyrus among treasures found in Egypt's newest ancient Greco-Roman tomb
Posted yesterday (May 13) at 11:50pm
Photo: Egypt's Minister of Antiquities, Khaled Al-Anani, said he hoped the discoveries would help the country's tourism sector. (Reuters: Mohamed Abd El Ghany)
Related Story: Mummies and more than 1,000 statues discovered in Egyptian tomb
Related Story: Part of ancient Egyptian statue excavated in Cairo suburb
Egypt has unearthed an ancient burial site containing at least 17 mummies, most fully intact, in the latest in a string of discoveries that the country's Antiquities Minister described as a helping hand for its struggling tourism sector.
At least 17 mostly-intact mummies discovered in the tomb south of Cairo
Believed to date from Greco-Roman period, after 332 BC
One of a number of ancient discoveries in Egypt this year
The funerary site, uncovered eight metres below ground in Minya, a province about 250 kilometres south of Cairo, contained limestone and clay sarcophagi, animal coffins, and papyrus inscribed with Demotic script.
The burial chamber was first detected last year by a team of Cairo University students using radar.
The mummies have not yet been dated but are believed to date to Egypt's Greco-Roman period, a roughly 600-year span that followed the country's conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 BC, according to Mohamed Hamza, a Cairo University archaeology dean in charge of the excavations.
Egypt is hoping the recent discoveries will brighten its image abroad and revive interest among travellers that once flocked to its iconic pharaonic temples and pyramids but have shunned the country since its 2011 political uprising.
"2017 has been a historic year for archaeological discoveries," Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anani told a news conference in announcing the find on Saturday.
"It's as if it's a message from our ancestors who are lending us a hand to help bring tourists back."
Salah Al-Kholi, a Cairo University Egyptology professor who led the mission, said as many as 32 mummies may be in the chamber, including mummies of women, children and infants.
Photo: The tomb in Minya province contained limestone and clay sarcophagi, animal coffins, and papyrus inscribed with Demotic script. (Reuters: Mohamed Abd El Ghany)
Year of discoveries
Archaeologists have excavated a slew of relics in recent months that include a nobleman's tomb from more than 3,000 years ago, 12 cemeteries that date back about 3,500 years and a giant colossus believed to depict King Psammetich I, who ruled from 664 to 610 BC.
Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed said last month the new finds could boost tourist arrivals this year to about 10 million, an improvement from the 9.3 million visitors that came in 2015 but still far below the 14.7 million from 2010.
No 2016 figure is yet available.
The tourism sector, a crucial source of hard currency, has struggled to regain ground amid a growing number of militant attacks, including two Islamic State church bombings last month.
The Mummies’ Medical Secrets?
They’re Perfectly Preserved
Mummified bodies in a crypt in Lithuania are teaching scientists
about health and disease among people who lived long ago.
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEURJUNE 2, 2017
The Observer today also has a piece about the Vilnius mummies.
I've been to the Dominican Church of the Holy Spirit, though it was before the modern examination of the mummies.
Not really my style, but it holds significance to Lithuanians as symbolic of the struggle for independence.
I heartily endorse Vilnius as a destination, incidentally:
Separate names with a comma.