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. themoontraveler reblogged this from vikova
  2. bridgettheferociousbeast reblogged this from millennnia
  3. dr-horta reblogged this from sauer-pauer
  4. dyingsocialbutterfly reblogged this from realpainfakesmiles
  5. rare7a reblogged this from foshiizzzle
  6. jillybeann13 reblogged this from senia66
  7. whoop-huh reblogged this from another-concrete-r0se
  8. staceface1216 reblogged this from lostinunderland
  9. targaryen-winchester reblogged this from shesfiction
  10. aitara-diadem reblogged this from ghoulishcutie
  11. justputtingitouthere reblogged this from y0ur-serendipity
  12. senia66 reblogged this from vikova
  13. atribecalledmaria reblogged this from foshiizzzle
  14. foshiizzzle reblogged this from ghoulishcutie
  15. damnwhiteboys reblogged this from 2cute2careee and added:
    No way
  16. lizzcastillo reblogged this from lexxrlexx
  17. another-concrete-r0se reblogged this from ghoulishcutie
  18. lexxrlexx reblogged this from roughrhea
  19. roughrhea reblogged this from ghoulishcutie
  20. ontopneverstop reblogged this from ghoulishcutie
  21. lbleckman reblogged this from jrusalem
  22. ghoulishcutie reblogged this from gooozer
  23. lostinunderland reblogged this from vikova
  24. jrusalem reblogged this from shesfiction
  25. 2cute2careee reblogged this from gooozer
  26. gabasauruswrecks reblogged this from millennnia