Lady Tarim - Red haired Chinese Mummy
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Lady Tarim
Age Teen years
Sex Female
Status Possibly a princess
Height Unknown
Culture European
Date(s) 3,000- 4,000
Site Tarim Basin, in Xinjiang province
Current Location
Location Western China
Catalog #


Lady Tarim was found among hundred of other mummies similar to her features with red or blond hair. She is a very controversial topic because she is Caucasian in an Asian country. This leads experts to believe that the early settlers in China were actually European.


Lady Tarim was buried in fine garments and expensive jewelry. Her mummification was perfect and she is still preserved very well to this day.



Additional InfoEdit

External LinksEdit


Sutherland, M. (n.d.). The History of the Red Haired Race - Tuatha De Danaan. Retrieved January 11, 2017, from

Mosley , I. (2014, May 06). Controversy over Caucasian Mummies in China. Retrieved January 11, 2017, from

Killgrove, K. (2015, July 18). DNA Reveals These Red-Haired Chinese Mummies Come From Europe And Asia. Retrieved January 11, 2017, from

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