Xinjiang mummies were Celts

Ralf-Stefan Georg Georg at
Wed Jan 27 16:33:36 UTC 1999

At 10:55 Uhr +0000 26.01.1999, Nicholas Widdows wrote:
>The textile expert Elizabeth Wayland Barber has identified the
>European-appearance mummies found in the Xinjiang desert as Celts from
>Central Europe, according to a report in yesterday's _Guardian_. I don't
>know how much of this is new, but the report presented it as a major
>reassessment in the history of Eastern and Western civilizations, so
>here goes. In her book _The Mummies of Urumchi_, to be published next
>month, she says that their woollen plaids could only have been woven on
>warp-weighted looms, which orginated in "Europe via the Middle East"
>(whatever that means: Europe first then ME?).

And that is how one identifies Celts ? O tempora ...

Stefan Georg
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