Mummies of China

September 13, 2007
When one speaks of mummies Egypt, not China comes to mind. But as the title of this posting says, China does in fact have mummies and since I was in Urumqi, Xinjiang I was not going to miss the opportunity to have a look at them. After all, who would have believed that almost 4,000 years ago western China was inhabited by Caucasians, not Chinese, and that their bodies would be be preserved because of the unique desert environment.

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