Focus on China: before the desert, the Taklamakan Mummies – France Diplomacy

03 February 2021 par Team MAFCX
Cette mission a révélé l'existence, dès le 3ème millénaire avant J.-C., de populations dans le vaste désert du Taklamakan, où toute trace de vie a disparu.

Using satellite images, the mission teams were able to go back in time by analyzing the fossilized course of the Keriya River, which was formerly a north-south passageway between the Hotan region in southern Xinjiang and the oases of the Tarim Basin, a region deemed to be particularly inhospitable.

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