Thursday, May 30, 2019

Siberian Shaman with a Cloak of Bird Beaks

Archaeologists in Siberia have excavated the burial of a man who went into the ground wearing a cloak made of bird beaks. A section of the cloak is preserved below his left hand in this photo. Mor was piled into a pillow behind his head.

Detail of the beaks; analysis is not complete but they look like herons or cranes. This is one of the most shamanistic things I have ever seen. Via The History Blog.

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