One of the most remarkable mummies in the world is the Ukok Princess, a woman who lived in Siberia at least five centuries BCE. Also called "Siberian Ice Maiden," she was discovered in 1993, buried alongside a bag of weed and adorned in ornate tattoos still preserved all over her body. She was probably a woman of high status, as she was buried with several elaborately harnessed horses and many decorative accessories.
Technology has advanced since the early '90s, and researchers have since conducted deeper dives into analyzing the Ukok Princess. In 2010, MRI scans revealed she was probably in her mid-twenties and may have died of breast cancer. Was the drug she carried a pain relief method? There is much to be unpacked from this exciting discovery.
Her Intricate Tattoos Include Mythical Creatures
She Probably Died Of Breast Cancer When She Was In Her Mid-Twenties
She Might Have Used Medical Marijuana
She Was Buried With Six Saddled And Bridled Horses
A Taxidermist Constructed A Model Of What She May Have Looked Like Before MummificationVideo: YouTube
She Was Buried With Jewelry And Chinese Silk