2,500 Year Old Tattoos

Tattoo // Monday, 20 Aug 2012
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Found on the ancient mummified bodies of Pazyryk tribesmen and women near the border of Mongolia, these intricate and beautiful tattoos demonstrate the significance of body art through the ages and their lasting visceral appeal.

 

You can learn more about the Pazyryk mummies here, in particular the Siberian Princess and her journey back to her native Altai, Russia for permanent display.

 

All drawings of tattoos were made by Elena Shumakova, Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science.

 

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