Relicase visited Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology on December 16, 2013, and had an in-depth discussion on how to scientifically protect the mummy remains.
Mummified remains are one of the most fragile organic matter under the conservation care for historical relics. The actual location where the mummified remains are unearthed only serves temporarily as an interim storage measure.
Once they are unearthed from the ground, the remains will face difficult and challenging conservation environments before they are being transferred into the proper care of a specialized museum for final conservation, storage or display.
Facing these difficulties, we had an in-depth discussion with experts from the Xinjiang Archaeological Institute.