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Xinjiang Regional Museum




 

Xinjiang Regional Museum is a large integrated museum and center for the collection and study of cultural relics discovered in the region. In total there are over 50,000 items in the collection. These not only represent the ethnic lifestyle and humanity of the region but also illustrate its revolutionary spirit. With such an abundance of items on display, the exhibition is widely acknowledged for its comprehensive and informative nature both at home and abroad. The display of ancient corpses is fantastic, for it was in this region that a great number of ancient and well preserved remains were discovered. These are quite different from the mummies in Egypt that were created by skilled embalming procedures; the corpses here were dried by the particular natural environment. In all there are twenty-one specimens in the collection and include men, women, lovers, and generals. The ‘Loulan beauty’ is among the best preserved and famous ones. The ‘Loulan beauty’ has a reddish brown skin, thick eyelashes, charming large eyes, and long hair. This particular ‘charming’ corpse has survived for an estimated 4,000 years.