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A 400-year-old chamois will serve as a model for research on ice mummies

A 400-year-old chamois will serve as a model for research on ice mummies

The chamois had been protected by the glacier for 400 years and only recently released due to the ice having receded. Due to their age and state of preservation, the remains are in fact a perfect simulant of a human mummy and will allow researchers to improve the conservation techniques of ice mummies all over the world while determining methods for the safeguarding of ancient DNA – a mine of valuable information for humanity.

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