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By JULIE GARCIA
Corpus Christi Caller-Times 

X-rays done in Texas could help identify mummy from Peru

 

September 22, 2017



CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The child had a name.

But no one knows what it was.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports in 1957, a mummified child described as an "Inca Indian child from Peru" who died about 2,000 years ago was brought to Corpus Christi for the Junior Museum, now known as the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History.

Aalbert Heine, the Junior Museum's first director, brought the mummy as a gift from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, his former place of employment, according to a 60-year-old Corpus Christi Times article. It was on display until...



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