This Mongolian mummy was an Adidas fan from WAY back
You've got to love the internet. Where else would the mummified remains of a 1,500 year old corpse start trending because - wait for it - it appears to be wearing Adidas trainers? Ever since archaeologists stumbled upon and reported the remains of a Turkic mummy, feverish reports of the body's footwear of choice have been hilariously dominating news feeds.
The body, believed to belong to a woman, was found at an altitude of 2,803 metres in the Altai Mountains. While researchers speaking to The Siberian Times didn't focus on the Adidas-esque stripes of the mummy's shoes, the internet has drawn its own likeness, comparing them to a pair of Adidas Superstar sneakers. (We're betting Adidas are loving the free publicity.)
Meanwhile, archaeologists confirm they also found a saddle, bridle, clay vase, wooden bowl, trough, iron kettle, horse remains and Mongolian clothes with the body. They believe it's the first Turkic burial found in Mongolia, which gives insight into the rituals of this ancient ethnic group. "The finds show us that these people were very skilled craftsmen. Given that this was the grave of a simple person, we understand that craft skills were rather well developed," says Khovd Museum researcher B.Sukhbaatar.
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