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Konrad II (Mondsee, Austria) | “A medieval abbot of the town’s monastery, he was so famed that when the fad for decorating skeletons became popularized, his bones were exhumed and decorated in the same style in order to give him prominence.”
Underwater cross at Sameranger Lake in Tyrol, Austria (by wolfgangk01)
Chärchän Man stood about 6 feet tall, had light hair and fair skin, lived about 3,000 years ago in what is today the Xinjiang region of western China. He’s among a group of mummies found in the Tarim Basin dating from between about 1900 B.C. and 200 A.D. Chärchän man wore a red twill tunic and tartan leggings. Textile expert Elizabeth Wayland Barber, who examined the tartan-style cloth, discusses similarities between it and fragments recovered from salt mines associated with Hallstatt culture.