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Ecuadoran mummy could shed light on history of diseases

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 1, 2019 12:25

Ecuadoran mummy could shed light on history of diseases

A 16th-century mummified body that was found upright in the wall of an Ecuadorean church could shed new light into the history of diseases between Europe and the new world.

The Guano Mummy was first discovered in 1949, after an earthquake exposed part of a wall.

Stuck behind the wall for centuries and protected from rats and flies, the well-preserved remains has long intrigued experts.

Now in 2019, a French pathologist who has previously studied the remains of Hitler is scanning the mummy to see what clues it holds into the history of diseases.

Preliminary findings of the mummy has found an inflammatory disease in its joints, possibly revealing a rheumatoid polyarthritis that was common in the Americas and which pre-dates the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

There are theories abound on the Guano Mummy.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 1, 2019 12:25

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