The 2,500-year-old mummy of a Siberian princess with strange tattoos on her body will be exhibited for the first time, despite opposition from the local ethnic minority community. Excavated from permafrost in the Altai Mountains nearly 20 years ago, the body of the Siberian princess will be covered with fake fur on the outside.
The Siberian princess died at the age of 25 and was one of the first victims of breast cancer. Her grave is located at an altitude of 2,500 meters on the Okok plateau, buried with six horses and many treasures, according to The Siberian Times.
The decision to display the body of the Siberian princess in a museum in Gorno-Altaisk, near where her tomb was found, sparked anger among indigenous ethnic minorities in the Russian region of Altai Republic. borders Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan. They believe that exposing the mummy with strange tattoos will release evil spirits. They wanted the princess’s body to be reburied in the original grave location.