McMummy – Chinese unearth 4000 year old mummy in a kilt!

4000-year-old mummy with ginger hair and a kilt

4000-year-old mummy with ginger hair and a kilt

A 4000 year old female mummy found in China has been identified as a Scot – due to  its red hair and the fact it was wearing a  kilt-like dress.

There has been much debate about the origins of the mummy, known as the Beauty of Xiaohe,  since she was found in Xinjiang region in western China.

Other mummified remains found in the region have been linked to warriors of the Caledonii tribe.

The Beauty is on show in Philadelphia in the US as part of the Chinese Secrets Of The Silk Road exhibition.

One source who viewed the mummy, believed to be among the earliest inhabitants of the Xinjiang region, said: “The hair has an orange tint and she looks Celtic or Scottish. The clothes had plaid patterns, like Scottish kilts.”

The mummies linked to the Caledonii have red-brown hair and a ginger beard and wore tartan leggings.

Supposedly the  bodies are better preserved than Egyptian mummies and similarities to traditional Bronze Age Celts are said to be astonding.

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2 thoughts on “McMummy – Chinese unearth 4000 year old mummy in a kilt!

  1. Hyle

    Wow… She went out for Chinese food and never came back. How and the heck do you get to China from Scotland?

  2. Peter MacDonald

    This is one of number of mummies found in the Takla Makan region. They individuals were not Scottish (Scotland didn’t exist 4000 years ago and the traditional red hair came in via the Vikings). the mummies are thought to be celts from the Caucasuses. None are wearing a kilt like dress but they do have tartan robes which demonstrates that tartan probably originaled in the Caucasues and came west with the proto-Scots


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