Siberian ice maiden carbon dating
It is believed that after burial the grave may have been flooded by freezing rain causing the entire contents of the burial chamber to freeze, the chamber has remained frozen in permafrost preserving the contents for over 2,500 years. She displays animal style zoomorphic tattoos on her arms and her thumb, the zoomorphic creature on her thumb appears to be a type of deer with horns that end in flowers.
Now the battle lines over her future are being drawn up.
Glass tomb The Princess is being examined at the Ethnographic Institute in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk.