Daily Archives: July 18, 2017

Siberia: Medieval Mummies From Mystery Arctic Civilization Discovered In Zelenyy Yar Necropolis

Two medieval mummies from an Arctic civilization have been discovered at the edge of Siberia. The remains of an adult and a baby were found in the Zelenyy Yar necropolis, an archaeological complex discovered in 1997. They were covered in copper, the adult having been plated from head to toe.
Excavations at Zelenyy Yar ended last week, but over the course of this year’s expedition to the Arctic site, scientists found 10 graves. Five had not been looted for their “grave goods,” valuable objects placed with bodies in ancient burials.