10 January 2007

A young mummy

This mummy is located in the National Museum of Natural History and belongs to a child.
It was found in 1954 at 5.400 meters above sea level, in El Plomo Hill.
This one is actually a reproduction. The real one is stored in a special container to avoid its damage due to light and humidity.


Blogger Olivier said...

impressionnante cette momie et tres bien conservée. tu peux prendre des photos sans probleme dans le musée ?

impressive this mummy and preserved very well. you can take photographs without problem in the museum?

1/11/2007 9:56 AM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Fascinating shot showing a person from so long ago. The reproduction looks very real.

1/11/2007 2:35 PM  
Blogger mi foto said...

Si que impresiona, se sabe la antiguedad mas o menos...
me gusta la arqueología.

1/12/2007 8:39 PM  
Blogger Chad Oneil said...

How Bizarre.

1/14/2007 1:09 AM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

Olivier: You can't take pictures inside museums. I take risks for the CDP community, I'm quite a hero you know, LOL. I'm very responsible though and never use the flash inside the museum.

mi foto: En realidad no recuerdo la antigüedad. Lo busqué pero no pude encontrar el dato.

1/15/2007 12:20 AM  
Blogger Bryce Breslin said...

I've been looking for just such a photo. In 2002 I climbed El Plomo, and a friend took me to the depression near the summit where this mummy was found. Serious endeavor to reach that point, even with modern crampons and piolet/ice axe! Impressive that they went to such great lengths to honor this child.

Thanks for posting the photo.

6/07/2009 3:36 AM  

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