Girl Found Frozen For 500 Years Looks Well Preserved And Alive (5 Images)




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    It is believed that around 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 discovery could help defend against new illnesses – or the re-emergence of diseases of the past. The mummy was suffering from an illness similar to tuberculosis when she was sacrificed on the Argentinian volcano Llullaillaco, 22,100 feet above sea level. The find using a new technique of swabbing the lips and comparing the swabs with those of current patients, is the first time a disease had been “diagnosed” in such an ancient body.

  • Girl Found Frozen For 500 Years Looks Well Preserved And Alive (5 Images)

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