Ancient Tattoo.

LL Barkova and SV Pankova of the Department of Archeology of Eastern Europe and Siberia discovered intricate tattoos on Siberian mummies from the 3rd to 5th century BC!

These drawings are of different animals: beasts of prey such as tigers and leopards; ungulates such as horses, wild mountain sheep and roe deer; birds and imaginary creatures such as hoofed animals with birds' heads or winged predators. All of the pictures are done in a special artistic manner which is characteristic of Pazyryk art in the so-called Siberian Scythian animal style. They convey the shapes of separate animals and subjects of predators attacking ungulates, so-called "scenes of mauling."

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