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The 4,000-year-old princess mummy in China has a western hybrid gene

The princess mummy, found in the Xiaoyu relic site in the Xinjiang region of China, once surprised archaeologists.

In 1939, the Swiss archaeologist Bergman Folke and his colleagues found a number of graves at the Tieu Ha site in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China.

However, this discovery was forgotten for 60 years, until 2,000 researchers from the Xinjiang Archaeological and Cultural Monuments Institute returned to dig the tombs. By 2005, according to Ancient Origins, the entire excavation process had been completed.

The entire site of the site is spread over an unprecedented extent. Archaeologists found 330 graves in many different layers. The 15 mummies in particular were intact. It was also the first time that Chinese archaeologists found so many mummies in one place.


4,000 year old princess mom.

The mummies were buried in wooden, boat-shaped coffins that were buried covertly in a manner similar to the type of boat that brought the Egyptian pharaoh into the afterlife.

Clothes and jewelry were buried with the mummy and placed in a small basket.

The mummies were wrapped in wool and cowhide so perfectly that no grains of sand could get inside.


The princess mummy was preserved intact.

Chinese archaeologists also discovered that six coffins contained wooden figures instead of real people. The wooden bodies have the same shape, represent men and are engraved with a red X.

The most famous in Tieu Ha is the mummy of a young d҉e҉a҉d҉ princess. The mummy has been preserved almost intact and dates back around 4,000 years.

Archaeologists say they can visualize the beauty of the mummy as it was in its lifetime, especially the smile on its face.


The hot dry post in the desert helps keep the mummy intact.

Due to the size of the mausoleum and the grave goods, experts consider the girl to be an old princess. The girl has an unusual appearance due to her fair skin, round eyes and long hair, and she looks more European than Chinese.

Results of DNA tests showed that the mummies possessed a genetic hybrid between Eastern and Western humans.

Human genes from Eastern Europe were identified in a male mummy.


The mummy was named after the place found at the Tieu Ha site.

There is also something strange about the discovery of the mummy of Princess Tieu Ha and her entourage. Chinese archaeologists searched for clues within hundreds of kilometers of the tomb but found no connection to those buried at the Tieu Ha site as they did. From distant places to Xinjiang.

What happens to people like Princess Tieu Ha? Where did they come from and why did they disappear? All of these questions have so far remained unanswered.