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Is the Inca Maiden the World's Best-Preserved Mummy?

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Is the Inca Maiden the World's Best-Preserved Mummy?

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At least 500 years old, the Inca maiden found at the top of the Andes is so well-preserved that visitors find themselves whispering, for fear of waking her.


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She's considered to be one of the best-preserved mummies in the world, a 500-year-old Inca girl known as "The Maiden." Her incredible lifelike appearance is matched only by the mysteries surrounding her. Who was she? What was she doing at the peak of the world's tallest active volcano, where her body was found? How exactly did she die? Take part in a virtual autopsy, as we use cutting edge equipment and techniques to unravel the details about her life, the cause of her unnatural death, and the dark secrets about her lost civilization.

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