The Tarim Mummies

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Author  Victor H. Mair
Publisher  Thames & Hudson
Publication Date   September 17, 2008
ISBN  0500283729
Pages  352

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"A fascinating and readable account... a valuable compendium of recent research on a little-known region." ―Archaeology

How did tartan-wearing Indo-Europeans come to be in Asia 2,000 years beforeWest and East admitted each other’s existence? Describing their discovery of the Tarim Mummies and revealing the attempts of scientists to determine their ethnic identity, the authors examine all the evidence connected with the mummies, including textiles and languages of the Tarim region, in this acclaimed tour-de-force of scholarship. 190 illustrations, 13 in color

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