Chile seeks assistance to strengthen world’s oldest mummies


ARICA, Chile Chilean researchers are seeking charge assist to strengthen a collection of mummified tellurian stays found in northern Chile, a oldest mummies detected in a universe to date.

The scarcely 300 “Chinchorro” mummies, that have been recovered in new years from a dry coastal area nearby a Peru border, are suspicion to date from between 5000 BC to 1500 BC.

“The dates that we have for a bodies are from 7,000 years ago … so they have some-more relations antiquity in terms of conscious work on a tellurian physique than that found in Egypt,” pronounced Sergio Medina Parra, anthropologist and dialect conduct during University of Tarapaca in a northern city of Arica.

Medina is heading an try to get a Chinchorro mummies famous by UN birthright physique UNESCO as a universe birthright site.

“The focus is not a idea in itself, though a start of a process, of softened charge tools, with a Chilean state and a general community,” he said.

The mummies need to be kept underneath specific conditions of heat and steam to forestall deterioration.

(Reporting by Reuters TV; Writing by Rosalba O’Brien; Editing by Chris Reese)


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