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