My friend Lewis (who's 16 not 15 ~ sorry Lewis!) sent me this link to Mysterious World today, and I got about a third of the way down the page and there was this picture that looks a lot like me and my sister Kathy. As if the topic of giants isn't weird enough on it's own. All my life strangers asked me if I was Asian, to which I'd respond, "No, our parents are German Norwegians." But as Americans, we know very little about our genealogy past a few generations back. Unlike the oral historians in Africa who can recount family stories almost back to the beginning of time, our people have no storytellers. Could she be our ancestor?
This red-headed mummy was one of many found in the Takla Makan desert in central Asia, in the far northwestern corner of China. Though many mummies have had typical Asian features, this and many more displayed distinctly European features. This ancient beauty forms a link to a part of humanity's ancient past that had previously been forgotten. Image from NOVA Online.