In the highest of Siberia, the mountains on the border with Russia, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan cin are the Altai Mountains, also known as "mountains of gold".
The history of modern man in the Altai began 3000 years ago. The mountains have become the starting point of the great migration of peoples were from the tribes known here under the name of Huns who, under the leadership of Attila, conquered Rome.
At the foot of the Altai hills he fought his first battle Genghis Khan.
Before they lived in the Altai the Scythians.
Even before "l 'of Desinova" homo has lived in the Altai, about 40,000 years ago.
The traces of the first civilization nell'Altaj were found on the southern plateau of? Ukok. Here, to a ltitudine of over 2500 meters above sea level, the sink in permafrost "Kugan" Pazyryk.
Among the many findings, on this site, certainly the best known and most intriguing is that of the so-called Princess of Pazyryk or "Ice Princess". Preserved in the frozen ground, the mummy of the young woman of 25 years.
Was the "Princess of the Ice" a shaman? Since his burial is worthy of an important person, if it is understandable that even today the inhabitants of that area of Siberia would like that mummy to be buried with all the honors that compete with them, can not be profaned a sacred place in the name of science.
Veste della principessa di Pazyryk. Museo dell'Ermitage . Sanpietroburgo . Princess of Pazyryk dress. Hermitage Museum. SanPietroburgo
Veste della principessa di Pazyryk e copricapo. Museo dell'Ermitage - Sanpietroburgo
Dresses of Pazyryk Princess and Headgear. Hermitage Museum - Sanpietroburgo
Mummia di Pazyryk. Museo dell'Ermitage - Sanpietroburgo - Mummy of Pazyryk. Hermitage Museum - Sanpietroburgo