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This is Cherchen Man. He stood about six feet tall, had light hair and fair skin, and he lived about 3,000 years ago in what is today the Xinjiang region of western China. He sports facial tattoos. And the world’s oldest surviving pair of pants. He’s among a group of mummies found in the Tarim Basin dating from between about 1900 B.C. and 200 A.D. I’ve wanted to write about them for a while. I recently watched China’s Secret Mummies, a National Geographic video available on the Penn Museum’s…

This is Cherchen Man. He stood about six feet tall, had light hair and fair skin, and he lived about 3,000 years ago in what is today the Xinjiang region of western China. He sports facial tattoos. And the world’s oldest surviving pair of pants. He’s among a group of mummies found in the Tarim Basin dating from between about 1900 B.C. and 200 A.D. I’ve wanted to write about them for a while. I recently watched China’s Secret Mummies, a National Geographic video available on the Penn Museum’s…

The Kayı IYI tribe or Kai tribe (Turkish: Kayı boyu) was an Oghuz Turkic people and a sub-branch of the Bozok tribal federation. In the 11th century M.Kashgari cited Kayi (Kayiglardir) tribal tamga as ashgari OguzTamga . The word kayı means "the one who has might and power by relationship".

The Kayı IYI tribe or Kai tribe (Turkish: Kayı boyu) was an Oghuz Turkic people and a sub-branch of the Bozok tribal federation. In the 11th century M.Kashgari cited Kayi (Kayiglardir) tribal tamga as ashgari OguzTamga . The word kayı means "the one who has might and power by relationship".

central asia bazaars

central asia bazaars

150 years ago, Central Asia

150 years ago, Central Asia

"Uighur woman shaman dancing what became known as the "Soghdian Whirl," from Xinjiang, central Asia. (Soghdia was what is now called Uzbekistan.) This whirling dance with robes fluttering appears in paintings and glazed tomb tiles over a sizeable region of central Asia." From Max Dashu, Suppressed Histories Archives

"Uighur woman shaman dancing what became known as the "Soghdian Whirl," from Xinjiang, central Asia. (Soghdia was what is now called Uzbekistan.) This whirling dance with robes fluttering appears in paintings and glazed tomb tiles over a sizeable region of central Asia." From Max Dashu, Suppressed Histories Archives

Mehmed Siyah-Kalem, 15th century(?)

Mehmed Siyah-Kalem, 15th century(?)

ausonia: “ 2,600 Year Old Fur-lined Leather Coat ”

ausonia: “ 2,600 Year Old Fur-lined Leather Coat ”

The Old Uyghur alphabet. "The first lines of a letter sent by the Jochid khan Toqtamish to the king of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, Władysław II Jagiełło, in 1391 ... written in Uyghur alphabet and Turkic language"

The Old Uyghur alphabet. "The first lines of a letter sent by the Jochid khan Toqtamish to the king of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, Władysław II Jagiełło, in 1391 ... written in Uyghur alphabet and Turkic language"

Uighur Manichaean Miniatures

Uighur Manichaean Miniatures

The Sleeping Beauty of Loulan. A Tarim Mummy belonging to one of the European ancestors of the modern Uyghurs in China.

The Sleeping Beauty of Loulan. A Tarim Mummy belonging to one of the European ancestors of the modern Uyghurs in China.

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