A child mummy found in Russia’s Siberia region surprises those who see it. The studies on the mummy, which has been preserved by natural means until today, excited scientists.
The mummy found in Salekhard, Siberia, sheds light on the unknown about human life in the arctic age.
The mummy, which has been able to preserve its appearance until today due to cold climatic conditions, was met with enthusiasm in the scientific world.
Examination of the mummy’s organs shows that the body belonged to a six-seven-year-old boy who lived 800 years ago. The centuries-old mummy, which archaeologists found in a wooden chest covered with copper, was excavated from an ancient tomb near the Siberian town of Salekhard.
Russian scientists have also started studies to find the modern age genetic relatives of the 800-year-old child mummy. DNA samples are taken from three local tribes living in northern Siberia and compared to the mummy.
Scientists predict that the studies on the mummy will also be an important historical source for how human beings lived 800 years ago and what they ate.