The mummies were found high in the Andes, preserved for some 500 years by the freezing cold.
Mummies provide a window into the traditions and rituals practiced by ancient cultures. Modern analyses on their bones, teeth, hair and preserved soft tissues can also provide information on the health conditions these ancient people experienced, as well as what type of food they ate. Here's the latest news on mummies and what analyses have revealed about their lives.
A mummified child in Korea whose organs were relatively well preserved had hepatitis B and has produced the oldest full viral genome description.
Evidence of irrigation-associated diseases could mean that ancient Nubians were using their environment in ways that impacted their health.