Kyrgyzstan's only Mummy
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Kyrgyzstan's only Mummy
Age < 30 years
Sex Female
Status mummified
Height unknown
Culture varies (Islam/Shaman)
Date(s) 1,500 B.C.E
Site State Museum
Current Location
Location Kyrgyzstan
Catalog # unknown


The mummy was neither a “pharaoh” nor a “queen”, she was just a middle aged woman who was buried. The mummy was put inside a makeshift wooden box and buried by a group of men in the village of Kara-Bulak in southern Bishkek Province, where it was discovered in 1956. Since then the mummy had been on display in one of the States museums until recently where she had been re-buried at the site where she was found, on the eve of a presidential election for Kyrgyzstan. This was done because many thought that the body was in the process of disintegrating. The reburial decision was made by self-proclaimed psychics in the Muslim-majority state, who kept warning that catastrophe awaited in the near future, if the mummy remained vacuum-packed in a state museum.


The preserved remains, which scientists believe are about 2,000 years old, were laid to rest in an unremarkable “ceremony” in a remote village after the country’s culture minister said they were just a “corpse."


Un-diseased body however many have said that her corpse shows she had been buried alive.

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It is believed that the unethical re-burial of this mummy will bring upon the dark ages for the people of kyrgyzstan

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