In what is surely conclusive proof of time travel, a 1,500-year-old mummy has been found rocking a pair of Adidas shoes. Possibly.
Archaeologists discovered the partial remains of a female thought to have died over a millennium ago and nearly 10,000 feet high in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains.
Only the mummy’s hand and feet have been found, but that is all some need to feel confident that time travel is possible. The feet appear to be in a pair of trainers with the iconic three-stripe logo of the German sportswear brand Adidas.
‘The mummy had on some Adidas in the first pic?’ wrote a user on LiveLeak.
The experts, we don’t need to tell you, have reacted to such suggestions with raised eyebrows and sighs, but nevertheless find the discovery just as exciting.
They say it is one of the most unique insights they have had into Mongolian life of that time.
‘This person was not from elite, and we believe it was likely a woman, because there is no bow in the tomb,’ B. Sukhbaatar, researcher at Khovd Museum, told the Siberian Times.
‘Now we are carefully unwrapping the body and once this is complete the specialists will be able to say more precisely about the gender.’
Sukhbaatar added that it was the ‘first complete Turkik burial at least in Mongolia’ and ‘this is a very rare phenomenon.’
‘The grave was three metres deep. The finds show us that these people were very skilled craftsmen,’ he said.