Russia Is Going to Try To Clone An Army Of 3,000-Year-Old Scythian Warriors

Russia Is Going to Try To Clone An Army Of 3,000-Year-Old Scythian Warriors

When you hold a job like Defense Minister of Russia, you presumably have to be bold and think outside the box to protect your country from enemy advances.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • When you hold a job like Defense Minister of Russia, you presumably have to be bold and think outside the box to protect your country from enemy advances.
  • In an online session of the Russian Geographical Society, Sergei Shoigu, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, suggested using the DNA of 3,000-year-old Scythian warriors to potentially bring them back to life.
  • Two decades ago, archaeologists uncovered the well-preserved remains of the soldiers in a kurgan, or burial mound, in the Tuva region of southern Siberia, much of which is permafrost.
  • To date, no one has cloned a human being, though there are high-profile examples of cloning pretty complex animals.

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