Scientists for 17 years, studies have not been able to uncover all the secrets connected with the Altaic mummy, told RIA Novosti famous archaeologist, deputy director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Siberian Branch of RAS, Academician Vyacheslav Molodin.
The mummy of a young woman, which is more than 2,5 thousand years old, was found by an expedition of the Novosibirsk archeologist Natalya Polosmak in 1993 in a burial mound of a Scythian time Ukok plateau in the Altai region, near the border with Mongolia.
According Molodin still scientists could not determine the cause of death of a young woman who belongs to a mummy, and decipher the tattoo, which clearly remained on her body.
“In the genetic study was to obtain DNA of a mummy, which has enabled us to reconstruct the history of the ethnic population of people – media Pazyryk culture (lived in the Altai Mountains in IV-III centuries BC)”, – said Molodin.
According to him, now scientists want to spend tomography of the mummy in the latest equipment, which might help to establish the cause of death of this woman.
“The only problem – the mummy is in the crouched position – just as it is put into the grave. Now her in such a situation can not be placed in the tomograph. We think over this problem “, – said Molodin.
As for the tattoo, then, according to the interlocutor of the agency, while the scientists were able to determine that all the mummies Pazyryk culture, and their far discovered six, have tattoos.
“Research methods are improving each year. It is possible that it will still be some period of time and mummy will give us a completely new data about the person or the culture of this man. So, I think that the study of this object, scientists will be treated for many, many years “, – added Molodin.
As told RIA Novosti the head of the movement for cultural revival of the Altai “White Faith” Akai Kynyev, indigenous Altai people having their pagan mythology, we are convinced that the tattoo is hidden important information for humanity, but is not yet time to read it. In addition, Altai assume that the woman was a priestess, and voluntarily departed this life, to being in a funeral mound, to protect the Earth from evil spirits.
Indigenous Altai believe the mummy of his ancestor and called her a princess Kydyn that revered at all times. From the first days of detection mummies, they demanded to get her back. But scientists flatly refused to do so, citing the fact that the country lacked the necessary conditions for the storage of this unique archaeological site.