Rare 100-Year-Old Natural Mummy Unearthed in Colombia: A Fascinating Archaeological Discovery

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Th𝚎 n𝚊tπšžπš›πšŠl m𝚞mmi𝚎s 𝚏𝚘𝚞n𝚍 in t𝚘mπš‹s in th𝚎 high m𝚘𝚞nt𝚊ins 𝚘𝚏 C𝚘l𝚘mπš‹i𝚊 πš›πšŽm𝚊in 𝚊 m𝚒stπšŽπš›πš’ t𝚘 sci𝚎ntists. Alth𝚘𝚞gh th𝚎 m𝚞mmi𝚏ic𝚊ti𝚘n πš™πš›πš˜c𝚎ss inv𝚘lv𝚎s int𝚎nti𝚘n𝚊ll𝚒 πšπš›πš’ing 𝚊n𝚍 mπšŠπš›in𝚊ting th𝚎 πš‹πš˜πšπš’ with ch𝚎mic𝚊ls, th𝚎 πš‹πš˜πši𝚎s 𝚏𝚘𝚞n𝚍 in S𝚊n BπšŽπš›nπšŠπš›πšπš˜ wπšŽπš›πšŽ 𝚊cci𝚍𝚎nt𝚊ll𝚒 𝚎mπš‹πšŠlm𝚎𝚍.

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Astonishing photos show the 'natural mummies' of San Bernardo | Daily Mail  Online

Astonishing new photos show the extremely well-preserved ‘natural mummies’ housed in a Colombian mausoleum that are thought to date back only around 100 years.

More than a dozen of the bodies are on display in glass cases at a mausoleum in San Bernardo, Colombia,Β high within the Andes and 40 miles southwest of the country’s capital Bogota.Β  Astonishing photos show the 'natural mummies' of San Bernardo | Daily Mail  Online

Why they’re so well-preserved is a mystery, although some experts think it’s because of the local climate and altitude, which could affect theΒ chemical composition of the earth and act like a natural embalmer.

However, locals think it’s due to a native diet that includes guatila, also known as chayote, a green, spiky fruit β€” although this theory does not account for why the mummies’ clothes are in a good state of preservation too.

Stunning photos show naturally preserved mummies in Colombia

Stunning photos show naturally preserved mummies in Colombia