Radiologists and pathologists at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, examined the ice maiden during the summer of 1996. A traditional autopsy would have destroyed the frozen remains, so the doctors relied on computed tomography (CT) scansthree-dimensional x-raysas well as several small tissue samples. The resulting virtual autopsy of this extraordinary body offers clues to the girls health, last hours, and death. |
The ice maiden is currently at Catholic University of Arequipa, where studies continue under the direction of professor José Antonio Chávez, Reinhards colleague and co-director of the High Altitude Sanctuaries of the Andes Project.
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