Frozen Inca Mummy Goes On Display

Frozen Inca Mummy Goes On Display
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Archaeologists carry the 500-year-old mummies of three Inca children down Argentina's Llullaillaco volcano in 1999.

The researchers wrapped the frozen bodies in layers of plastic, snow, and foam insulation to keep them cold and maintain their exquisite preservation.

The mummies were taken to the city of Salta for study, where one of them is now on display for the first time at a local museum.

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