PHOTOS: Rare Mummy Found With Strange Artifacts, Tattoo

PHOTOS: Rare Mummy Found With Strange Artifacts, Tattoo
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The mummy was wrapped in layers of finely-woven textiles and a gauzy material. Offerings were embedded throughout the layers.

In this layer close to the body, for example, lone balls of cotton were on either side—one white, the other brown. Nelson called them "strange things we never expected."

Other offerings such as abundant corn, a necklace of silver metal beads, and a wooden figurine are thought to be more signs of the individual's high rank.

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—Photograph courtesy Kit Nelson/Tulane University
 
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