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Northerner
Thursday, January 11th, 2007, 09:17 PM
From correspondents in Moscow
January 10, 2007 11:48pm

RUSSIAN archaeologists have uncovered the 2000-year-old remains of a warrior preserved intact in permafrost in the Altai mountains region, the official Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily says.

The warrior was blond had tattoos on his body. He was wearing a felt coat with sable fur trimmings and was buried in a wooden frame containing drawings of mythological creatures with an icepick beside him, the paper said.

Local archaeologists believe the man was part of the ruling elite of a local nomadic tribe known as the Pazyryk. Numerous other Pazyryk tombs have been found in the area.

“This is definitely a very serious discovery. It's incredibly lucky that the burial was in permafrost so it was very well preserved,” Alexei Tishkin, an Altai archaeologist, was quoted as saying.

Source:NEWS Limited (http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,21041561-1702,00.html?from=public_rss#)


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If you are like me and this is the first time that you've heard about the Pazyryk people, here is a Wikipedia artcle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pazyryk).

Mead Devourer
Friday, January 12th, 2007, 03:35 AM
wow, thats really damn cool!