Up-close laboratory pictures of ancient mummy as scientists recreate his life and times (The Siberian Times, Russia)

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The latest tests on the mummified remains of this Medieval child from northern Siberia highlight the wealth of knowledge he can give us on the way he lived. Aged six or seven, he was encased in birch bark and copper, and found in an ancient necropolis close to the present day site of Salekhard, on the Arctic Circle. 

Our exclusive pictures show Korean scientists from Seoul National University, headed by leading international expert Professor Dong Hoon Shin, working on the human remains at the Scientific Centre of Arctic Research.

Russian expert Dr Sergey Slepchenko, from Tyumen, said: 'The main thing is that this mummy was preserved naturally and the internal organs were not removed, unlike with artificial mummies.'

Period15 Jul 2016

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  • TitleUp-close laboratory pictures of ancient mummy as scientists recreate his life and times
    Media name/outletThe Siberian Times
    Media typeWeb
    CountryRussian Federation
    Date15/07/16
    DescriptionThe latest tests on the mummified remains of this Medieval child from northern Siberia highlight the wealth of knowledge he can give us on the way he lived. Aged six or seven, he was encased in birch bark and copper, and found in an ancient necropolis close to the present day site of Salekhard, on the Arctic Circle.

    Our exclusive pictures show Korean scientists from Seoul National University, headed by leading international expert Professor Dong Hoon Shin, working on the human remains at the Scientific Centre of Arctic Research.

    Russian expert Dr Sergey Slepchenko, from Tyumen, said: 'The main thing is that this mummy was preserved naturally and the internal organs were not removed, unlike with artificial mummies.'
    URLhttps://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0240-up-close-laboratory-pictures-of-ancient-mummy-as-scientists-recreate-his-life-and-times/
    PersonsDong Hoon Shin