Bejeweled silk-wrapped body uncovered at 1,500-year-old cemetery along Silk Route

Archaeological excavations at China’s Inner Mongolia region have uncovered a series of fascinating finds, including a silk-wrapped body dating back to the era of the Northern Wei dynasty and an ornate silver bowl with engravings of Greek gods. Found at a 1,500-year-old cemetery, the discovery shows how trading of goods and valuables took place along…

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Hamid Sardar-Afkhami’s photographs capture the enthralling, yet simple life of Mongolian reindeer herders

Despite their perilous and difficult life as nomads, the Dukha people of Mongolia are known for their unabated courage, unwavering patience and near-stoical endurance. An ancient tribe of Turkish descent, they are presently localized to the mountainous region of Khövsgöl, in the northern part of the country. Hamid Sardar-Afkhami is a world-renowned film-maker, whose works…

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Archaeologists stumble across a mummy still in a Lotus Position of meditation

Songino Khairkhan is one of the nine districts that surrounds the Mongolian capital region of Ulaanbaatar. And this remotely populated area has unveiled a mysterious historical find of its own - in the form of a human relic. According to a report purveyed by Mongolia’s Morning News, this is no ordinary mummy in a conventional…

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