Tattooed mummies

Early tattooed finds. In 1972 eight mummies (dated A.D. 1475) were found in Qllakitsoq, Greenland – and five of the six adult women and two children had blue and black tattoo marks on their face’s.

These tattooed marks consisting of lines arched over the eyes – dots on the foreheads and lines on the cheeks and beneath the chins – Three of the mummies and one of the children – thought to be the ancestors of the modern day Inuit (Eskimo) people can be seen in the ‘Greenland National Museum’ in Nuuk (Greenland’s capital).

Copyright…Paul Sayce.

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  1. paulsayce says:

    Sadly David ‘Crazy Ace’ Daniels (above) of whom I knew for many years passed away on the 8th of March 2010. RIP mate.

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