PHOTOS: Rare Mummy Found With Strange Artifacts, Tattoo

PHOTOS: Rare Mummy Found With Strange Artifacts, Tattoo
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Nelson, seen here in blue, discovered the mummy in a specially built, brick-lined tomb dug into the floor of a room within an adobe compound. A pottery specialist, Nelson was looking for ceramic remains.

"We landed right on top of the mummy bundle," she said. He lay on a bed of corn and was positioned below three empty niches (not visible) that are commonly associated with sacred offerings. No other prehistoric mummies were found here.

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—Photograph courtesy Kit Nelson/Tulane University
 
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