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Ice Mummies: Siberian Ice Maiden (#2517)

The Siberian Ice Lady, discovered in the Pastures of Heaven on the high steppes, is believed to have been a shamaness of the lost Pazyryk culture. She had been mummified and then, along with six decorated horses and a symbolic meal for her last journey, frozen by freak climatic conditions around 2,400 years ago. Her body was covered with vivid blue tattoos of mythical animal figures. Together with the newly discovered body of a man nicknamed "Conan," she is providing new clues to the role and power of women among the nomadic peoples of ancient Siberia. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
410 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
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Series Description: PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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