Tomb Detectives

Season 1 Episode 4

Child Mummies

Aired Unknown Jun 14, 2009 on Smithsonian Channel
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Child Mummies
8000 years ago in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile many tiny children, babies and even fetuses were painstakingly mummified after death by their people – the Chinchorro. These are the oldest known mummified remains. A team of scientists from the University of Tarapaca hopes to uncover the secrets of these mummified babies.moreless

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