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Chile Seeks Help to Protect World's Oldest Mummies

Chilean researchers are seeking conservation aid to protect a collection of mummified human remains found in northern Chile, the oldest mummies discovered in the world to date. The nearly 300 "Chinchorro" mummies, which have been recovered in recent years from the dry coastal area near the Peru border, are thought to date from between 5000 BC to 1500 BC. "The dates that we have for the bodies are from 7,000 years ago ... so they have more relative antiquity in terms of...

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