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The Mummies of Urumchi

The Mummies of Urumchi
Author: Elizabeth Wayland Barber
ISBN 13: 9780393320190
ISBN 10: 393320197
Edition: 1St Edition
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2000-04-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $24.95

In the museums of Ürümchi, the windswept regional capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region (also known as Chinese Turkestan), a collection of ancient mummies lies at the center of an enormous mystery.

The New York Times - Richard Bernstein

...[A]n ingenious and far-reaching exposition of Cherchen Man...and various other archeological finds....Ms. Barber's volume [is] impressively erudite and yet easy to read....a kind of prehistorical Theory of Everything....[she explains] much of the early history of the world...in a carefully and helpfully illustrated book