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  • Amazingly Preserved Mummies in China Yield New Clues to Bronze Age Life

    Amazingly Preserved Mummies in China Yield New Clues to Bronze Age Life

    Hundreds of naturally mummified human remains in the Tarim Basin, part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, have long perplexed archaeologists. The remains, which date from 2,000 BCE to around 200 CE, are confounding for their remarkable state of preservation, luxurious clothing, and their burial in boat coffins among miles and miles of sand dunes,…