The flower was discovered alongside Civil War-era medals and documents. How exactly it ended up there remains a mystery.
Archaeologists believe that the arrow was either the cause of death or was placed there afterward symbolically.
Fishing was so central to the inhabitants of that era that it took on a spiritual meaning, not just a practical one.
The Tajikistan government has put a ban on wailing at funerals.
An alternative funeral industry offers the bereaved a modern service, complete with bamboo shrouds and banana caskets