Tarim Mummies
Biographical Information
Name(s) Unknown
Age varies
Sex varies
Status mummified
Height varies
Culture Indo-European Tocharian
Date(s) 1800 BCE to the first centuries BCE
Site Tarim Basin
Current Location
Location Xinjiang, China
Catalog # Unknown


Tarim mummies date back from 1800 BCE to the first centuries BCE. These mummies were discovered in the Tarim Basin (present-day Xinjiang, China). These people who have vanished a long time ago have no name, but, many clues are emerging about their way of life, language, and ancestry. It is lead to believe that the Tarim mummies are considered to be associated with the presence of the Indo-European Tocharian languages in the Tarim Basin.

Mummification Edit

Their remains are buried in upside-down boats throughout one of the world’s largest deserts. [1]

External Links Edit

Wade, Nicholas (2010-03-15)."A Host of Mummies, a Forest Secrets". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-01-29. [1]

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