Miliband and Labour think this is all fine - UKOK
Last month, remarkable modern-looking tattoos on the mummy of a 25-year-old woman were revealed, which were preserved in the permafrost on the Ukok
Plateau, some 2,300 metres above sea level.
The 2003 earthquake, for example, was blamed locally on the excavation of the Scythian burial mound of the so-called ice princess of Ukok
(Halemba 2008), and led to an ongoing dispute between archaeologists and the indigenous population that has impeded excavations ever since.
The latest threat to the region is a proposal to run a gas pipeline from Russia to China through the Altai's unique high-altitude Ukok
(pronounced "oo-koke") Plateau.
And ALL callers will receive a free British Tourist Authority UKOK
CD-ROM containing a spectacular visual tour of Britain and a set of postcards with images of the country to send to relatives abroad.
The British Tourist Authority launched its UKOK
marketing campaign around the world to get people travelling back to the UK, and now there's a chance for you to play your part in helping to get tourism back on its feet.
Under the slogan UKOK
, the initiative aims to recover at least half of the pounds 2 billion lost last year by an industry hard hit by the foot-and-mouth outbreak and by the aftermath of September 11.
The campaign, which will spend pounds 5m between now and 2003, is in addition to a new British Tourist Authority (BTA) pounds 5m global marketing campaign, UKOK
, which was launched yesterday by tourism minister Kim Howells at the Tower of London.
The scheme, called UKOK
, was launched by tourism minister and Pontypridd MP Kim Howells in London in a bid to combat the effects of crises such as foot and mouth and September 11.
The body of Princess Ukok
, who died aged 25, had several tattoos on her body, including a deer with a griffon's beak and a Capricorn's antlers.
The Altai Project and its international partners are cautiously celebrating a temporary victory in their campaign to reroute a gas pipeline, road, and railroad away from the sensitive, high-altitude Ukok
Bodies eviscerated and stripped of muscles for mummification are known to show traces on the bones of preserved bodies in the later Iron Age (second half of the first millennium BC) amongst the people of the Altai, at Bashadar, Berel', Pazyryk, Ukok
(Grjaznov 1950; Rudenko 1960; 1970; Francfort et al.