Scientists Hope They Can Cure Arthritis By Studying The Diseased Remains Of A Mummified Body

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Image: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images
Image: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images
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In 1949, an earthquake rumbled through the city of Guano, Ecuador, rattling the walls of a 16th-century convent until they cracked open. Afterward, someone eventually discovered that the facades had split – and some things hid between them. They first found the mummy of a rat and then, a human mummy.

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