Could our ancestors have travelled even further
than we thought?
Newsweek Magazine, March 21, 1994, pp 83.
A BLOND BOMBSHELL
Chinese and western scholars have long held
that the Middle Kingdom had no contact with the West.
Who, then, are these European mummies dating from
1200 B.C. and buried in northwest China? Last
summer Victor Mair of the University of
Pennsylvania and Chinese colleagues unearthed 113
graves. The desert heat had mummified the remains,
preserving their blond braids, light skin, long
noses and other Caucasian features. Garments and
a piece of wood like that from a wheel discovered
in Ukraine suggest that these were horse-riding
Europeans who spread to China to farm or trade.
The find may have "tremendous implications for the
origins of Chinese civilization," Mair told Discover,
whose April issue publishes the first mummy photos.
Could these have been Celts?
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