Saturday, February 9, 2013

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Frozen for 500 years

A 500-year-old frozen Incan mummy known as 'The Maiden' was suffering from a bacterial infection when she died - and being able to 'diagnose' the disease could lead to new insights into diseases of the past.

The mummy was suffering from an illness similar to tuberculosis when she was sacrificed on thArgentinian volcano Llullaillaco, 22,100 feet above sea level.


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