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The Tarim Mummies - A Newly Discovered Mystery

During an excavation beneath the Tarim Basin in western China, archaeologists were surprised to discover more than 100 mummified corpses. The Tarim mummies are a series of mummies discovered in the Tarim Basin in  Xinjiang, China, which date from 1900 BC to 200 AD.  In addition to being very well-preserved finds, controversy flows around them as DNA tests seem to show that the bodies were of European genetic stock. While ancient Chinese texts from as early as the first millennium BC describe groups of far-east dwelling Caucasian people, there is no mention of how or why they ended up there.

(Source: livescience.com)

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