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Eerie 500-Year-Old Frozen Corpse Seems Almost Alive

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There's a good reason why mummified corpses have been the subject of so many horror movies: there's something about the attempt to preserve a body's appearance after death that gives you that nagging feeling the subject just might awaken again under the right conditions.
 
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The conditions in the lab shown here are really damn cold, to simulate the state in which this Incan girl's corpse was found at the peak of Mount Llullaillaco in the Andes back in 1999.
 
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Apparently the victim of a ritual sacrifice 500 years ago, this girl, now dubbed the “Llullaillaco Maiden,” was apparently frozen so perfectly that her internal organs are still intact, with blood still in her heart and lungs, and her skin mostly undamaged by the elements.
 
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