cheyennecc:

raspuma:










Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years….Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies.










 This is “the maiden” and she is extraordinary. After a CAT scan or two it was determined that she had tuberculosis. Do you know what this means?!?!? It means that tuberculosis was a preexisting condition and not initially brought over to the Americas by Europeans.

cheyennecc:

raspuma:

Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years….
Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies.

 This is “the maiden” and she is extraordinary. After a CAT scan or two it was determined that she had tuberculosis. Do you know what this means?!?!? It means that tuberculosis was a preexisting condition and not initially brought over to the Americas by Europeans.

  1. bananawings88 reblogged this from big-halloweiner
  2. iam2oldforthisfandom reblogged this from beach11girl
  3. foreignbones reblogged this from jezreigh
  4. felicefluffles reblogged this from stanfordetc
  5. indiana106 reblogged this from big-halloweiner
  6. jezreigh reblogged this from allnaturalretard
  7. bubbletube reblogged this from mydearvvatson
  8. allnaturalretard reblogged this from kairibloodheart
  9. mydearvvatson reblogged this from khan-locked
  10. littleknitt reblogged this from stickegel
  11. ninafelldown reblogged this from big-halloweiner
  12. stickegel reblogged this from big-halloweiner
  13. kairibloodheart reblogged this from big-halloweiner
  14. prettygirlwithasecret reblogged this from angels-and-idiots
  15. touchme-taintedlove reblogged this from big-halloweiner
  16. big-halloweiner reblogged this from foofytanuki
  17. giant-contraband-robot reblogged this from gworbs-gavichal
  18. quashoo reblogged this from azule-nightmare
  19. angels-and-idiots reblogged this from samhasham
  20. sigynholmes reblogged this from samhasham
  21. vitabreva reblogged this from chianya
  22. athenasravenclaw reblogged this from mingey-little-smegpot
  23. thepersonstillknownasmo reblogged this from mingey-little-smegpot
  24. swing-life-away-with-me reblogged this from malwart
  25. mingey-little-smegpot reblogged this from samhasham
  26. galexymae reblogged this from ach-liebe
  27. digital-clock reblogged this from pinatass
  28. pinatass reblogged this from gworbs-gavichal