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Peruvian mummy, X-ray research. Researchers examining combined whole body X-rays of the mummy of a young woman. This mummy is held at the Darder Museum in Girona, Spain. It originates from Peru and dates from around 1200 years ago. It is unique due to the uncommon position of the legs. Ongoing anthropological research using forensic and X-ray techniques is attempting to discover her role in society, and her cause of death. Photographed in 2013, in the Clinica Maz X-ray laboratory, in Madrid, Spain.
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