Mysterious 4,000-year-old mummies found in desert north of Tibet

A cache of particularly mysterious mummies has been discovered in a desert north of Tibet. The remains are of persons who died some 4,000 years ago. They lie beneath a forest of bare, phallic wooden poles. "The cemetery lies in what is now China's northwest autonomous region of Xinjiang, yet the people have European features, with brown hair and long noses."