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1,500 Years Old Mummy Appears To Be Wearing Modern Shoes

Discovered in Mongolia's Altai Mountains, the exceptionally well-preserved mummy, believed to have been a commoner, was buried with her earthly possessions – including a pair of shoes that bear more than a passing resemblance to Adidas sneakers featuring three stripes, what the German sportswear brand is known for. The mummified remains were found 2,803 meters (9,196 feet) up in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains. The mummy, thought to be a native Turkic female, is estimated to be over 1,500 years old. Its discovery was prompted after local herdsmen stumbled across the grave and alerted the Khovd Museum.

Evidently built to last, the kicks had some internet users speculating that the woman, who is thought to have been of common stock, may have been a time traveller. Social media users and message boards were abuzz about the Adidas-wearing mummy. They said, maybe time travel is not a myth.

However, the researchers are more excited about what secrets this mummy can reveal about the ancient Turkic culture. In addition to human remains, archeologists found a saddle, a clay vase, a wooden bowl, the remains of an entire horse and other items, according to the newspaper.

"An interesting thing we found is that not only sheep wool was used, but also camel wool," the researcher told the paper. "We can date the burial by the things we have found there, also the type of hat. It gives us a preliminary date of around the 6th century AD."


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