The article is of interest as it pertains to the remains of a child or teenager from the 12th or 13th centuries CE. The Body was discovered at the medieval site near Salekhard in Russia, near Arctic Circle.
Five other bodies found previously at the site were covered in copper plates.These are thought to have been part of a civilization with links to Persia.
The remains of a medieval 'mummy' wrapped in a cocoon of birch bark has been discovered at the site of a village that belonged to a mysterious arctic civilization.
Archaeologists discovered the remains, which they believe may be a child or teenager from the 12th or 13th century, while excavating near the town of Salekhard in Tyumen Oblast, Russia.
The site, which is 18 miles south of the Arctic Circle, is thought to be a medieval necropolis where several bodies have been buried in ways unlike anything else found in the region.