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'Maiden' Inca Mummy Suffered Lung Infection Before Sacrifice

The Maiden mummy of a 15-year-old girl who was sacrificed some 500 years ago suggests she likely suffered from a lung infection at the time of her death, scientists reported July 25, 2012.

500-year-old 'Maiden' Inca mummy

The so-called 'Maiden' mummy of a 15-year-old Incan girl,

sacrificed 500 years ago, had suffered from a bacterial lung infection at the time of her death, scientists reported July 25.