Time Traveler Found? 1500-year-old Mummy Found Wearing ‘Adidas’
An ancient mummy was discovered in Mongolia, in the Altai Mountains, and it seems to be wearing Adidas trainers.Advertisement
The almost 1,500-year-old remains of a woman discovered by scientists included her hands and feet, as reported by the Sun. However, what has become the most talked-about facet of this discovery is the footwear and the trademark stripes of Adidas the woman was sporting. Some people took to social media and sparked talks about time travel (see below).
The excavation, the first complete Turkik burial found in Central Asia, involved the unearthing of human remains wrapped in felt.
B. Sukhbaatar, researcher at Khovd Museum, said, “This person was not from elite, and we believe it was likely a woman, because there is no bow in the tomb. Now we are carefully unwrapping the body and once this is complete the specialists will be able to say more precisely about the gender.”
Some of the other possessions found in the mummy’s grave included a saddle, bridle, clay vase, iron kettle, trough, remains of a horse and wooden bowl, as reported by the Siberian Times. In addition, there were pillows, the head of a sheep, goat bones and a small leather bag.
Speaking about the discovery, Sikhbaatar, said, “This is a very rare phenomenon. These finds show us the beliefs and rituals of Turkiks. We can see clearly that the horse was deliberately sacrificed. It was a mare, between four and eight years old. An interesting thing we found is that not only sheep wool was used, but also camel wool.
“We can date the burial by the things we have found there, also the type of hat. It gives us a preliminary date of around the 6th century AD. The finds show us that these people were very skilled craftsmen. Given that this was the grave of a simple person, we understand that craft skills were rather well developed.”
According to Daily Mail, DNA analysis of a 2,000-year-old tomb containing skeletons, conducted in 2003, revealed to have genes found in modern Turks. A grave of a Turkic warrior was unearthed in Altai Mountains two years ago; the grave also contained a musical instrument and a horse.