Research Reveals Frozen Princess Used Cannabis to Treat Cancer Over 2,500 Years Ago

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A reconstruction of what Princess Ukok may have looked like.

Newly-released research on the Ukok Princess, a young woman frozen in ice over 2,500 years ago and discovered in 1993, has revealed that the Siberian maiden likely used cannabis to treat her breast cancer.

Researchers discovered the well-preserved mummy in the icy steppes of the Ukok Plateau in Russia, buried in an elaborate chamber filled with a varied assortment of belongings. Included in her funerary display were carved animal figurines, a table set with a feast, several horses, a cosmetic bag (complete with a face brush and vivianite eyeliner pencil), several pieces of jewelry, a Chinese mirror and a container filled with cannabis.

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