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Mummy CT scan reveals blunt-force trauma

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A CT scan carried out on an Incan mummy of an unknown woman has revealed that she was killed by blur-force trauma to the head.

A new analysis shows that the mummy was once an Incan woman who also suffered from a parasitic disease that thickens the heart and intestinal walls, raising the possibility that she was killed in a ritual murder because she was already on the brink of death.

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Story: Tia Ghose, LiveScience | Photo: Panzer et. al, PLOS ONE 2014

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