PHOTOS: Rare Mummy Found With Strange Artifacts, Tattoo

PHOTOS: Rare Mummy Found With Strange Artifacts, Tattoo
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A long, thin black tattoo follows the angle of the mummy's knee joint. Tattoos are generally found on elite people, according to Kit Nelson, an anthropologist at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, who discovered and unbundled the mummy.

X-rays of the mummy reveal no broken bones, and a visual inspection found no lethal lacerations. He may have died from an infection, though official confirmation is pending.

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—Photograph by Kit Nelson/Tulane University
 
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