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A 2000-year-old mummified “Sleeping Beauty” wearing silk emerges from a siberian reservoir with the words “Hun lady.”

The extraordinary finding of a rumored “Hun woman,” who had a jet gemstone buckle on her embroidered belt, has drawn praise from archaeologists.


The gigantic Sayano-Shushenskaya dam, which generates the largest power plant in Russia and the ninth largest hydroelectric plant in the world, is located upstream of the site where the astonishingly well-preserved mummy was found this week on the beach of a sizable reservoir on the Yenisei River. A decrease in the water’s level allowed for the finding.

The elderly woman entered the hereafter with a pouch of pine nuts in addition to a funeral feast and silk skirt.

She carried a birch bark-made Chinese mirror in her cosmetic bag.

Her unintentionally mummified bones were discovered next to a vase in the Hun style.

The old woman was dressed in a silk skirt and laid to rest with a funeral dinner.

A team of archeologists from the Institute of History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg located what seemed to be a burial in Tyva Republic.

The mummy was in excellent condition, with soft tissues, skin, clothing, and accessories all present and undamaged, according to a specialist.

“On the mummy are what we believe to be silk clothing and a belt with a jet clasp that looks to have a pattern,” said Natalya Solovieva, the institution’s deputy head.

According to archaeologist Dr. Marina Kilunovskaya, a young woman’s mummy was found during excavations on the reservoir’s side.

This is unlike your ordinary mummy since the burial was completely covered with a stone cover, enabling mummification to occur naturally.

Experts believe she was buried between 1,900 and 2,000 years ago before undertaking comprehensive tests.

Despite being buried for prolonged periods of time since the dam started working between 1978 and 1985, the bones surprisingly survived.

Dr. Solovieva said that a round wooden box wrapped in birch bark was found next to the skull, along with a Chinese mirror covered in felt.

Two containers were present, one of which was a vase in the Hun fashion.

Sayano-Shushensk water reservoir. the margins of the reservoir once the water has subsided.

There was a funeral feast in the containers, and a bag of pine nuts was fastened to her breast.

Restoration experts have begun working on the mummy.

A thorough examination of the find should produce a wealth of information about her life and times.

Scientists were given a stipend by the Russian Geographical Society in order to preserve the rare archaeological finds made in flooded regions.