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Center for East Asian Studies Homepage
This is the homepage for Victor Mair's department at University of Pennsylvania

Urumchi Mummies
Details on the Chinese mummies featured in this episode, known as the Urumchi mummies. Site also includes information on other mummies found around the world.

Penn Researcher Finds Chinese Mummies' Surprising Roots
An article published by U Penn about Victor Mair and his work with the mummies.

Interview with Victor Mair on PBS
Read more about the Chinese mummies in this NOVA interview with Victor Mair.

Book: The Mummies of Urumchi
Author Elizabeth Barber, one of the two textile experts who work with Victor Mair in the show, reasserts in this book that the clothing worn by the mummies did originate from the West.

 
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What Happened at Jamestown?  
  Time Travelers  
  A Texan Tall Tale  
  The Real Pyramid Builders  
  City of Gold  
 
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