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A Glimpse Into A Forgotten Past: Scientists Recreate Life And Time Of An 800-Year-Old Arctic Boy

A Glimpse Into A Forgotten Past: Scientists Recreate Life And Time Of An 800-Year-Old Arctic Boy

We all have heard of the word Mummy once in a lifetime. Either read in the history books or have seen Hollywood movies. But hardly anyone has paid much attention to what a mummy is all about in modern society. With the new discovery of the child mummy in Northern Siberia a whole new mystery has been excavated as well as has given light to the insights of history and its uniqueness.

Scientists have had their hands working and testing on the remains of the mummy child corpse of the medieval times, in the Northern Siberia. It is considered by testing on the remains of the child that the child was may be around 6 to 7 years old when he died. His body was found in encase which was of copper as well as birchbark. Nearby to the site of Salekhard in the Northern Siberia of the Arctic Circle his body was found in a timeworn necropolis.

A Glimpse Into A Forgotten Past: Scientists Recreate Life And Time Of An 800-Year-Old Arctic BoyPicture: Alexander Gusev

The corpse of the child is now under the experimentation of the Korean scientists to analyze any unrevealed facts of that era from the remains of the child. An interesting fact about a mummy is that it was preserved in its natural form without touching or removing any organs from the body. This fact is of great importance as the mummies who were artificially preserved did not have many things to experiment or analyze on as compared to that of a natural mummy.

iA Glimpse Into A Forgotten Past: Scientists Recreate Life And Time Of An 800-Year-Old Arctic Boy

A Glimpse Into A Forgotten Past: Scientists Recreate Life And Time Of An 800-Year-Old Arctic Boy

A Glimpse Into A Forgotten Past: Scientists Recreate Life And Time Of An 800-Year-Old Arctic Boy'The main thing is that this mummy was preserved naturally and the internal organs were not removed, unlike with artificial mummies.' Pictures: Sergey Slepchenko, Vesti.Yamal

The researchers found naturally preserved mummies of much use than that of the one which were artificially preserved. As the natural preserved mummy had none of the organs removed and were great to analyse and test to learn more about the most mysterious and untouched region of the world. Through the remains of this boy the scientists can now gather valuable acumen of the medieval times. Being it his lifestyle or the food he ate, the manner in which he lived eight hundred years ago and also how he died can be now tested with the help of the remains of the mummy child. There is a hope that while carrying on the tests of the child; scientists can come up with the fact of how these corpses were then preserved.

A Glimpse Into A Forgotten Past: Scientists Recreate Life And Time Of An 800-Year-Old Arctic Boy

A Glimpse Into A Forgotten Past: Scientists Recreate Life And Time Of An 800-Year-Old Arctic BoyPicture: Alexander Gusev

The entire world is waiting to learn more of the mummies after the successful test by the scientists. Before this corpse of the mummy child, other mummy remains were also found but was of not much value as the upper body part of that mummy was not preserved properly. So this child mummy is of great importance to the scientists as it is amongst the entire mummies found, the most complete specimen.

In the Northern Siberia people are having their DNA tests done to match that of the mummy child so that any relations to the mummy could be found. This would be like a cheery on cake to the discovery of new facts and figures from the medieval to the modern age.

 

A Glimpse Into A Forgotten Past: Scientists Recreate Life And Time Of An 800-Year-Old Arctic Boy
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