Cherchen Man or Chärchän Man is a mummy discovered near the town of Qiemo (Cherchen) in the Taklamakan Desert, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, western China. Cherchen Man "died around 1000 BC". The mummy is described as: a 3,000 year old male, "6-foot-6-inch giant with Caucasian features" (though Mallory and Mair put his height at no more than 5'5" ), with hair that is "reddish brown flecked with grey, framing high cheekbones", an "aquiline" "long nose, full lips and a ginger beard", whose face is tattooed with "yellow and purple patterns", it wears "a red twill tunic and tartanleggings"; it is also described as looking "like a Bronze Age European", "a Celt". The Tarim Basin mummies are not limited to men. A female mummy was also found and is called Cherchen Woman.