1,000-Year-Old Mummy Found Buried in Adidas Boots
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Overall they look quite kinky but stylish – I wouldn’t mind wearing them now in a cold climate. Those high-quality stitches, the bright red and black stripes, the length – I would buy them now in no time.

Nike is not going to like this. Archeologists in Mongolia have found the mummified remains of a woman who lived 1,000-to-1,500 years ago and her kinky boots look like they could have come out of a modern-day Adidas shoe store. Is she a time traveler? Probably not, but new evidence uncovered recently suggests she may have been murdered. Was it for her fashionable boots?

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The mummy was discovered a year ago in the Altai mountains region of Mongolia and the close resemblance of her boots to modern Adidas brought the mummy immediate fame –- although no endorsement deals. However, it was the things she was buried with that caused archeologists to call it “the first complete Turkic burial at least in Mongolia – and probably in all Central Asia.” “Turkic” is a broad term describing multiple Asian and Eastern European ethnic groups.

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While the discovery was made in April 2016, it has taken a year to carefully clean the mummy, her boots and the other contents of her grave. Those objects included Mongolian clothes, a clay vase, an iron kettle, pillows, a knife that was in excellent shape, a sheep’s head, a felt travel bag which contained the rest of the sheep, a saddle, a bridle and the horse they rode in on. That’s right – it appears the woman was buried with her horse, which shows signs that it was killed just for the funeral.

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Speaking of killing, once the researchers had unwrapped the well-preserved remains, their analysis of the skeleton showed that the woman suffered a major blow to the head before her death, which was the probable cause of the 20-to-30-year-old woman’s demise. Was it an accident or could she have been murdered?

According to the new report in The Siberian Times, the woman also had a handbag containing a comb and mirror and equipment that would have been used for sewing and embroidering – her clothing contained elaborate embroidered designs. All of these fine possessions and supplies for the afterlife, not to mention an entire horse and a pair of stylish kinky boots, suggest the woman was rich or an aristocrat, but archeologists say the seamstress tools indicate she was an average person of the times.

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Further study of the mummy and her possessions may solve the murder mystery, but the well-preserved grave — due to the 2.8 km/1.7 mile altitude it was found at — gives a fantastically detailed look at Turkic life in Mongolia in the 6th century.

Maybe they’ll find out her time in the 10K.