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Siberian Princess reveals her 2500 year old tattoos

Siberian Princess reveals her 2500 year old tattoos
Ukok. Siberian Princess reveals her 2500 year old tattoos

Siberian Princess reveals her 2500 year old tattoos
In fact, Novosibirsk scientists discovered the ancient mysterious young woman, Our Siberian Princess, known as the Ukok Princess 19 years ago in the Altai region. They brought her to a scientific institute in Novosibirsk, where worked the same scientists who preserve the body of Vladimir Lenin in Mausoleum. According to them, the princess died in her 25 to 28, and that this was 2,500 or more years ago.
In August 2012 she is finally returning home to the Altai Republic. And in particular, to a special mausoleum at the Republican National Museum in the capital Gorno-Altaisk, where she will be displayed in a glass sarcophagus. It’s incredible the princess had similar to modern-day tattoos. Noteworthy, the best preserved and most elaborate ancient tattoos anywhere in the world. Indeed, it is a phenomenal level of tattoo art. However, tattoos were as a mean of personal identification – like a passport now. Ancient people believed tattoos to be helpful in another life. Besides, it helped people of the same family and culture to find each other after death.

Siberian Princess reveals her 2500 year old tattoos
Reconstructed in sculpture Siberian Princess

According to the scientists, next to her, they found buried six horses, saddled and bridled, as her spiritual escorts to the next world. Besides, they were a symbol of her evident status, perhaps more likely a revered folk tale narrator, a healer or a holy woman than an ice princess.

There, too, was a meal of sheep and horse meat and ornaments made from felt, wood, bronze and gold. And a small container of cannabis, say some accounts, along with a stone plate on which were the burned seeds of coriander.

‘Pazyryks repeated the same images of animals in other types of art, which is like a language of animal images, which represented their thoughts.

The tattoos on the left shoulder of the ‘princess’ show a fantastical mythological animal: a dear with a griffon’s beak and a Capricorn’s antlers. The antlers decorated with the heads of griffons. And the same griffon’s head is on the back of the animal.

According to Altaic belief, you can not go to some place without adding a stone to such “pyramid.” This ritual – a kind of tribute to the place
According to Altaic belief, you can not go to some place without adding a stone to such “pyramid.” This ritual – a kind of tribute to the place.

The mouth of a spotted panther with a long tail is seen at the legs of a sheep.

She also has a dear’s head on her wrist, with big antlers. There is a drawing on the animal’s body on a thumb on her left hand.

On the man found close to the ‘princess’, the tattoos include the same fantastical creature, this time covering the right side of his body, across his right shoulder and stretching from his chest to his back.

Siberian Princess reveals her 2500 year old tattoos

Typical ancient Altai rock painting, depicting a deer. Scientists attribute these figures to the lifetime of the Princess Ukok
Typical ancient Altai rock painting, depicting a deer. Scientists attribute these figures to the lifetime of the Princess Ukok

The patterns mirror the tattoos on a much more elaborately covered male body, dug from the ice in 1929, whose highly decorated torso also reconstructed in the drawing

His chest, arms, part of the back and the lower leg are covered with tattoos. There is an argali – a mountain sheep – along with the same dear with griffon’s vulture-like beak, with horns and the back of its head which has a griffon’s heads and an onager drawn on it.

All animals are shown with the lower parts of their bodies turned inside out. There is also a winged snow leopard, a fish and fast-running argali.

Altai mummy belonged to ancestors – ancient warriors, once defeating the enemy who attacked her homeland. When she died, her spirit began to protect people from harm. Some call her “Princess Kadyn” others “Princess Ochy-ball” She’s a real hero of Altai.

Stone idols of Ukok Plateau
Stone idols of Ukok Plateau
Altai princess Ukok
Altai princess Ukok
‘More ancient tattoos have been found, like the Ice Man found in the Alps – but he only had lines, not the perfect and highly artistic images one can see on the bodies of the Pazyryks
‘More ancient tattoos have been found, like the Ice Man found in the Alps – but he only had lines, not the perfect and highly artistic images one can see on the bodies of the Pazyryks
A real hero of Altai, beautiful and brave princess
A real hero of Altai, beautiful and brave princess
Siberian Princess reveals her 2500 year old tattoos
2500 year old tattoos
Siberian Princess reveals her 2500 year old tattoos
‘More ancient tattoos have been found, like the Ice Man found in the Alps – but he only had lines, not the perfect and highly artistic images one can see on the bodies of the Pazyryks
Ukok
Famous Siberian Princess Ukok
Patterns of tattoos of Siberian Princess
Patterns of tattoos
‘Compared to all tattoos found by archeologists around the world, those on the mummies of the Pazyryk people are the most complicated, and the most beautiful,’ said Dr Polosmak
‘Compared to all tattoos found by archaeologists around the world, those on the mummies of the Pazyryk people are the most complicated, and the most beautiful,’ said Dr Polosmak
Drawings of tattoos. Siberian Princess reveals 2500 year old tattoos
Drawings of tattoos
Illustration depicting Siberian Princess
Illustration depicting Siberian Princess
Ukok Princess of Altai
Skeleton of Ukok Princess of Altai
Beautiful 2500 year-old tattoos of Siberian Princess Ukok
2500 year-old tattoos of Siberian Princess Ukok
The bural place in Altai
The burial place in Altai
Siberian Princess reveals her 2500 year old tattoos
2500 year old tattoo of Siberian Princess
The bural place in Altai
The site of the burial place in Altai

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