A mummy unearthed wearing Adidas boot-like footwear has social media in quite a flutter today as this mummy is about 1,500 years old and Adidas wasn’t founded until 1924. For this reason folks are suggesting this female mummy, who looks to be sporting a pair of Adidas boots, is an actual time traveler.
While social media may have her travel in time, this mummy’s time finally ended encased in ruins in the Altai Mountains. Oregon Live reports on April 14 that the remains of this woman were discovered in the mountains of Central Asia, which is far from any fashion hub even during today’s modern times. This has led folks to the speculate that she came from another time when the Adidas name was popular in footwear.
Oregon Live also suggest that there are three possible scenarios that would explain Adidas sneakers on a mummy from 1,500 years ago. They say it can be only one of these three things:
The mummy could be “an actual, honest to god time traveler.” Or you are seeing “a marketing stunt between Adidas and Universal for next year’s reboot of ‘The Mummy’ movie,” with the last suggestion being the more probable explanation of, “an understandable coincidence arising from the fact that three parallel lines is an insanely easy marking to stumble across.”
The Adidas Company has been around since 1924, which may be a surprise to folks because their sneakers didn’t seem to go main stream until a few decades back. This Mongolia mummy is sporting footwear that without a doubt has the three parallel lines that have come to stand for Adidas in modern times.
Putting the thought of possible time traveler aside, there is some historic significance to this find besides the possibility of this female mummy sporting sneakers. The Daily Mail reports today that this mummy “appears to be the first complete Turkic burial found in Central Asia.”
A unique collection of things were found in the grave with this woman, which is offering the archeologists a unique glimpse into life in Mongolia centuries ago. Either that or all these items were collected during her travels in time.
That might work if she had a blender or a vape cigarette buried in her gravesite, or even a Model T Ford, but all of the items are appropriate for the 1,500 year timeline, which is her estimated burial era.
“The items found in the grave site included “a saddle, bridle, clay vase, wooden bowl, trough, iron kettle, the remains of an entire horse, and ancient clothing,” reports The Daily Mail.
There were also “pillows, a sheep’s head and felt travel bag in which were placed the whole back of a sheep, goat bones and a small leather bag designed to carry a cup.”