1500-year-old mummy excavated from grave in W. Mongolia

A rare intact ancient mummy has been excavated from a grave in the remote western Mongolian province of Khovd.

The gender of the mummy has yet to be identified, but initial signs indicated it probably was a female from a noble family.

The grave site was first found in 2010 by local herders. Last October, local archaeologists conducted a field expedition there and decided to start a rescue excavation this April.

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