Season 6 Episode 18

Lost Mummies of New Guinea

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 16, 2010 on National Geographic
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In Papua New Guinea, there are people who may be the last on Earth with living memory of a practice most of the world believes to be long vanished-human mummification. In a search for the last mummy made in the region, National Geographic's team of anthropologists and researchers trek through caves, villages, and mountains to uncover the secrets of the ancient tradition. At the heart of their quest is an aging tribal leader named Gemtasu who wants to revive the practice-with his own body.moreless

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