Much of what we know about our ancestors has been learned from examining their artefacts. This book is about a conundrum discovered in Western China in Urumichi. Some mummies were found there which are beautifully preserved. The mummies are 4,000 years old which puts them in the same time frame as those found in Egypt. The fascinating thing about these mummies are that they are not oriental but caucasian. Elizabeth Wayland barber explores in her book where these people came from, were they European? They are in exceptional condition and the photos of their clothing is stunning.