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2,500-Year-Old Carpet from the Pazyryk

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    Posted: 31-Mar-2018 at 05:54
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Another article from AO.

The Pazyryk Carpet is the oldest known example of a carpet in existence today. 

The Pazyryk tribe lived in the Altai Mountains in Siberia, south of the modern city of Novosibirsk, Russia. They were horse riding nomads and warriors, who traveled by horseback to trade goods with merchants in China, India, and Persia. Much of their culture has been revealed trough findings of a series of tombs found in the Pazyryk Valley, including mummified human remains with detailed tattoos, golden treasures, felt hangings, Chinese silk, pile carpet, wooden furniture and household goods, which were preserved over the millennia due to water seeping into tombs and freezing everything into solid blocks of ice. Human remains have revealed that the Pazyryk people were even carrying out advanced cranial surgery over 2,00 years ago.

The Pazyryk Carpet has survived until today thanks to sheer luck. The burial mound where the carpet was found had been looted in the past. The grave robbers had taken all the precious contents within the burial, and the items considered to be of lesser value, such as the carpet, were left behind.


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