| Beauty of Xiaohe |
In 2003, archeologists excavating China's Xiaohe Mudi grave yards, discovered a collection of mummies including one that would become known as the Beauty of Xiaohe. Lived more than 3,800 years ago, she was a village leader.
Xiahoe hair, skin and even eyelashes perfectly preserved, the woman's natural beauty is clearly shown even after four millennia. Her coffin was a wooden boat, filled with small pouches that contained herbs. She was dressed in a felted wool hat, designated her status as a priestess, something rare with women
Due to the natural salinity, aridity and freeze drying properties in the air, Xinjiang has produced some of the best naturally preserved mummies in the world, of which the Beauty of Xiaohe represents.
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