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1,500yo Mongolian mummy being restored
Central Asia | science | 16:44, 26 May 2016 | 5336

AKIPRESS.COM - The 1,500-year-old mummy wearing well-preserved boots found in Mongolia in mid spring is being restored, according to News.mn.

The joint archaeological team of the Khovd Provincial Museum and Khovd University unearthed the mummy in Uzuur Gyalan, the remote place in Munkh-Khairkhan districts of Khovd province. In addition, remains of a sheep, a horse, a saddle, a horse bit and collar, deels (traditional clothes), wooden and iron bowls, utensils and a leather and felt bag containing tools for embroidery were found.

The restoration of the findings is held at the Cultural Heritage Restoration Laboratory of the Ministry of Education Culture and Science in Ulaanbaatar. They are being registered, cleaned off and strengthened.

According to preliminary research, the findings date back 1,500 years to around 6th or 7th century.

The restoration works will continue until January-February 2017.

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