Wow, This 1,500-Year-Old Mummy Is Wearing A Pair Of Adidas Sneakers!
An Mongolian ancient mummy discovered high up in the Altai mountains seems to be way ahead of its time - it looks like it’s wearing a pair of adidas sneakers!
Scientists and archaeologists discovered the the 1,500-year-old remains of a woman’s hands and feet high up in the Altai Mountains
Altai Mountains are a mountain range in Central and East Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan come together. "Altai" means "Gold" in Mongolian.
Archeologists believe the burial, the first found in Central Asia, will reveal details of ancient Mongolian life
A host of possessions were found in the grave, offering a unique insight into life in Mongolia in around the 6th century AD. These included a saddle, bridle, clay vase, wooden bowl, trough, iron kettle, the remains of an entire horse, and ancient clothing.
B. Sukhbaatar, a researcher said, “This person was not from elite, and we believe it was likely a woman, because there is no bow in the tomb."
Two years ago, archeologists discovered a similar burial ground in the Altai Mountains, believed to be a Turkic warrior.
While the discovery was remarkable, attention quickly shifted to the choice of footwear that the mummy was wearing
Some Twitter users even jokingly said that Nike should start signing more star athletes because adidas has mummies under contract.
The pair of 'sneakers' has caused quite a stir on the Internet. Some even suggested that it could be a case of time travel.
Truth be told, we're not really convinced because the sneakers have four stripes, instead of the signature three. But do let us know what you think in the poll below: