Xinjiang's 2,800-year-old mummy looks like 'Brother Sharp'

16:52, October 15, 2010      

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The mummy, who wears the mashed-up clothes and looks like "Brother Sharp" was unearthed in 1985.(photo:Chongqing Evening News)

A mummy with a history of 2,800 years wearing mashed-up clothes, including a long, dark coffee-colored coat with red laces and felt socks in three colors of red, yellow and light blue, has a style that rivals China's online celebrity "Brother Sharp."

The mummy, who wears the mashed-up clothes and looks like "Brother Sharp," was unearthed in 1985 and has a history of 2,800 years. Having died around 50 years old, the man is 176 centimeters tall and belongs to the Europeoid race. There are punk-like curved lines painted with yellow dyestuff on his eyes, nose, cheeks and temples.

The exhibition entitled "Ancient treasures – Xinjiang's Unearthed Cultural Relics" will be held in the China Three Gorge Museum in Chongqing from Oct. 28, according to a report by the Chongqing Evening Post.

Reporters saw at the Museum of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that although the exhibits have existed for several thousand years, they are not old-fashioned from the aesthetic aspect of contemporary people.

It is known that 200 unearthed cultural relics will be on display, including mummies with a history of 1,000 years, silk fabrics, gold and silver articles, official documents, paintings and wooden articles.

The exhibits have a time span of 1,000 years and include as many as 44 cultural relics under first-grade national protection with an estimated value totaling at least 200 million yuan.

The exhibition will last until Mar. 1, 2011.

Chongqing Evening News contributes to this report.

By People's Daily Online


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