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The Discovery Channel explores the mystery of the ancient mummies of the Xinjang region of China. Learn why these non-Chinese mummies -- some more than 4,000 years old -- are buried in the Chinese Takla Makan Desert and how they were preserved so well. DNA testing answers some of the mysteries of these blond- and red-haired people, some appearing to be European. What happened to their society? Witness the examination of remnants of their brittle clothing, including hats that resemble cone-shaped magician hats. ~ Linda J. Shriver, Rovi