She Died 500 Years Ago, But What They Found Inside Her Left Scientists Mystified


Published on Mar 17, 2015

Researchers working near an Argentinian volcano were baffled after finding a fully preserved girl, only 15 years old at the time of her death 500 years ago.

The girl’s hair, body, and skin had been miraculously maintained by the cold temperatures. The 500-year-old frozen mummy was found 22,100 feet above sea level.

Scientists examine the Inca mummy known as ‘The Maiden.’

Scientists were able to determine that she was suffering from a disease similar to tuberculosis. It is the first time a disease has been ‘diagnosed’ in such an ancient body.

The discovery could help defend against new illnesses – or the re-emergence of diseases of the past.

Amazing! I didn’t know that bodies could be preserved so well in the cold. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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