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FC: The Talka Makan Mummies | 2011

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3: In the late 1980's, perfectly preserved 3000-year-old mummies began appearing in a remote Chinese desert. They had long reddish-blond hair, European features and didn't appear to be the ancestors of modern-day Chinese people. Archaeologists now think they may have been the citizens of an ancient civilization that existed at the crossroads between China and Europe.

5: These are "The Mummies of Tomb 2".The first mummy is a young woman found in 1989. Chinese archaeologists believe that she was a victim of sacrifice. The second mummy, a woman of 40, was found in the main chamber of the same tomb. she was believed to be of European decent. This mummified boy, approximately one-year-old, was found in the same grave. He, too, is believed to have been a sacrificial victim who was buried alive.

6: Mummies of the Wupu Cemetery

7: The first mummy is aged to be about 18 to 20 years of age. She is on display at a museum in Khumul. Traits like her overbite determine her race to be caucasian. This Tocharian mummie was estimated to be about 40 years old. His red-blonde hair coler indicated European heritage,

8: "Cherchen Man" and Family (China)

9: A family of immaculately preserved, 3,000-year-old caucasian mummies were found in East Turkistan, in 1978. Though it was commonly believed that the first contact between East Turkistan and the West occurred relatively late in world history — around the middle of the second century B.C. — carbon dating has shown that the Cherchen man and his family died 900 years earlier. They were preserved naturally by the salty and dry Chinese landscape.

10: A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

11: Cherish The Ones You Love

18: How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You! | Live well, laugh often, love much

20: "He holds her hand,She holds his heart."

21: To the world you may be one person, but to me you are the world.

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