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The mummies of Ürümchi

Author: E J W Barber
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2000, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the museums of Urumchi, the wind-swept regional capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region in Western China, a collection of ancient mummies date back as far as 4,000 years - contemporary to the famous Egyptian mummies, but even more beautifully preserved, especially their clothing. Surprisingly, these prehistoric people are not Asian but Caucasoid - tall and large-nosed and blond with thick beards and round eyes  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E J W Barber
ISBN: 0393320197 9780393320190
OCLC Number: 48426519
Awards: Short-listed for Kiriyama Prize (Pacific Rim Nonfiction) 1999
Description: 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Mystery mummies --
A man with ten hats --
Plus three women and a baby --
The "beauty of Loulan" --
The early explorers --
Tokharians and other hairy barbarians --
Hami and Hallstatt --
The oasis hoppers and their kin --
Pulses in the heart of a continent --
Sands of the Silk Road, sands of time.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Wayland Barber.

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In the museums of UErumchi, the windswept regional capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region (also known as Chinese Turkestan), a collection of ancient mummies lies at the center of an enormous mystery.

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