Friday Mummy Blogging

The National Geographic gets in the holiday spirit with their photo of the day.

Spooky.

Mummy Hand, Magdalena de Cao, El Brujo, Peru, 2004
Photograph by Ira Block

A close-up shows the desiccated hand of a remarkably preserved woman from Peru’s ancient Moche culture. The discovery of her elaborately wrapped remains at a ceremonial site called El Brujo puzzled archaeologists, who were surprised by what appeared to be a female ruler among the male-dominated Moche.

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