.., and her eyelashes are incredible!
After 900 years of preservation inside of a cocoon made from copper and fur, this Polar Princess has remained in tact since the 12th century. It takes a lot to look this good after 900 years.
Scientists think that she died around 35 years of age and is the only female found amongst a group of males buried on the Zeleny Yar burial site, near Salekhard, Arctic Circle. The necropolis features around 3 dozen other males. The group were a medieval hunting civilisation, which explains the amount of males but why her? She could have been a person of importance to the tribe, but her body holds no fancy jewellery.
Here eyelashes, teeth and a full head of hair have been perfectly preserved… but, there’s only her head to marvel at. Sadly her body wasn’t well preserved, but could still be observed. She measured around 5ft 1in tall. There is also an odd green tinge to her face, caused by a copper kettle buried with her as a gift of protection as she travelled to the afterlife.
More can be read on the SiberianTimes website.