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.

6 Comments:

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.
Saludos.

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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