Is this 1,500 year old mummy wearing Adidas? No, but it sure looks that way!
Archeologists recently uncovered 1,500 year old human remains in Mongolia, and the footwear of the mummy was interesting to say the least. Resembling a modern pair of Adidas sneakers, this image has the internet abuzz with conspiracy theories, as well as witty quips relating to the discovery.
Some of the top hits on social media message boards include…
“Did the Doctor lose one if his companions in the past?” wrote one person on Twitter, possibly referencing Doctor Who, the science-fiction favorite who travels through time, occasionally picking up companions along the way.
“You know that mummy that’s been found ‘wearing adidas’? It isn’t. I count four stripes anyway so K-Swiss at best,” another Twitter user cracked.
“Wow, this is an amazing and rather significant find and all people care about is how her shoes look like adidas?” someone complained.
The discovery is being praised as the first complete Turkik burial found in Central Asia.
“This is a very rare phenomenon,” Khovd Museum researcher B.Sukhbaatar told the Siberian Times. “These finds show us the beliefs and rituals of Turkiks.”
Aside from the human remains, archeologists also found a saddle, a clay vase, a wooden bowl, the remains of an entire horse and other items as well.
via NY Daily News