Wednesday, August 08, 2007

History's Overlooked Mysteries





Live Science has come up with a great list of History's Top Ten Most Overlooked Mysteries. (Although how could you possibly choose only 10? Give me half an hour, and I'll come up with a list of 50!) Among their choices are the "Bog People" (one of whom posed for the photo above), the Lost Roman Legion, and my favorite, the Tarim Mummies.

For those who don't obsessively watch the Discovery Channel (when they should be writing books), the Tarim Mummies were uncovered in western China around 1910. Archaeologists were thrilled to find more than a hundred well-preserved mummies, some of which were almost 4000 years old. But there was something about the bodies that shocked everyone who laid eyes on them. These ancient Chinese mummies had long noses, red or blonde hair, and were wearing fabric that looked remarkably similar to a Scottish tartan. (See one such mummy below.)

Who these people were--and where they came from--is still a source of much controversy. Read more here.


8 Comments:

Blogger Bionic Beauty said...

Keep the fantastic intelligent blogs coming! and... try to be safe out there. ;)

4:35 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

I love the KIKI STRIKE book and the Irregulars are super cool!

7:42 PM  
Blogger Bohae said...

Wow, that's really interesting!

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa... That's odd...

9:07 AM  
Blogger Teen Vegan said...

I LOVE THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, unlike most people who I befriend at school...
none of the links are working oon this computer for some reason??

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Mage said...

Very .......Different?

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

I really should watch Discovery Channel more often. *grabs remote*

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

Thanks bionic beauty and international mastermind. It's great to have you on our side.

4:25 PM  

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