Astana-Karakhoja Tombs, Turpan

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  • Before driving out to the tombs, check to be sure that they are open. We go there only to find that they had closed the tombs indefinitely.  more »
  • Imperial necropolis of the ancient city of Gaochang, an important stop on the Silk Road, which was founded during the Tang dynasty in the 7th century. There are more than 500 graves containing bodies mummified naturally by drought; next to the mummies delegate packages.
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  • In Astana-Krakhoja, are the tombs containing the 10 mummies, with approximately of 4000 years old, calls "the dead singers of the Taklimakan desert," currently exhibited in the Regional Museum of Xinjiang, in Urumqi. These mummies were found in the last century and your discovery proved extraordinary scientific point of view because, surprisingly, all the bodies belonged to representatives of the European race.
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