Russia’s defence minister Sergei Shoigu has revealed his desire to clone 3,000-year-old army of ancient warriors from remains found in Siberia. This site is located in the Valley of the Kings in Tuva.
Just two decades ago, archaeologists in Siberia made the discovery of a lifetime. Buried in the Republic of Tuva were the remains of 3,000-year-old Scythian warriors with their horses. Not content to let them rest, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has now announced plans to clone them.
“Of course, we would like very much to find the organic matter and I believe you understand what would follow that,” he said.
Scythian warriors were commonly buried with their horses. Finding the remains of their trusty steeds wasn’t entirely surprising, although the evidence that the warriors likely sacrificed them was. Most shocking, of course, were the claims that the Russian state might want to clone these warriors back to life — and supplement its modern army.
Aerial view of the The Valley of the Kings in the Republic of Tuva. The burials were in permafrost and according to scientists, organic matter should be preserved there.
The Scythians are generally believed to have been of Iranian origin and spoke a language of the Scythian branch of the Iranian languages.