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reader à The Tarim Mummies ☆ [EPUB] ✼ The Tarim Mummies: Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West ✿ J P Mallory – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk The best preserved mummies are in the museums of Xinjiang China For thousands of years the occupants of the Tarim deserts buried their dead in the desert sands The mummieThe best preserved mummies are in the museums of Xinjiang China For thousands of years the occupants of the Tarim deserts buried their dead in the desert sands The mummies' faces are European and this study tries to explain their origin This is a very interesting book about the people that lived in central Asia in remote locations and time It shows the importance of cultural and social connections between East and West

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The best preserved mummies are in the museums of Xinjiang China For thousands of years the occupants of the Tarim deserts buried their dead in the desert sands The mummies' faces are European and this study tries to explain their origin The very best book about this geographical area time in history It brings together all the facts and peoples which were until now unconnected in my mind Very clear and detailed explanations highly recommended

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The Tarim Mummies Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the WestThe best preserved mummies are in the museums of Xinjiang China For thousands of years the occupants of the Tarim deserts buried their dead in the desert sands The mummies' faces are European and this study tries to explain their origin Having been interested in the subject of the Tarim Mummies or the Tocharians as they're sometimes called since I saw a TV programme about them a good few years ago called `Mysterious Mummies of China' if my memory is working correctly I decided to buy this book to find out about them I suppose you could say I have found out a whole lot about the people who lived in the Tarim Basin but as to whether they were particularly European or not the jury is still outIn many ways it is an academic text and is uite in depth on the topics it covers These topics include obviously the mummies of the Taklimakan a host of topics on the nomadic tribes of East Central Asia some stuff about the Chinese when they come into contact with these `European' people and the subject of tartan amongst others Also covered is the topic of linguistics and particularly Tocharian A and Tocharian B amongst othersThere are also uite a number of colour and black and white photographs on the mummies themselves who admittedly look like Scottish or Irish people or even Germanic and there are also uite a number of drawings of various things like the graves the mummies were found in and also drawings of some of the implements that were also found in the gravesI have to say this; although I have personally been interested in the Tocharians and these mummies for uite a long time the book does not come to any easy solutions regarding whether these mummies were actually Europeans or not They are academic writers after all and prefer to look at every option without hedging their bets However that said anyone who is interested in East Central Asia the mummies of the Taklimakan and even the Silk Road will come away reading this book with much enhanced knowledge on said subjectsFinally it ends with a little discussion about how the Tocharians were also possibly called the Yuezhi and were also possibly called the Kushans; again they haven't hedged their betsAll in all I highly recommend this book