Soaring Humidity in Norther Chile Decomposing Chinchorro Mummies

March 10, 2015 3:16 PM

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Chinchorro mummies which have been intact for thousands of years are falling prey to changing environment.

According to NBC News, increasing humidity has allowed microbes present on mummy skins to start decomposition which, if left uncontrolled, could decompose the 7000-year old artifacts. The mummies are remains of people who lived in northern parts of Chile and southern Peru. Experts noted that mummy s...

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