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Posted on 03/24/2003 3:47:20 PM PST by blam
Hungry dogs find 2,500-year-old mummy
Two dogs digging for a buried bone in their owner's backyard in Chile found a 2,500-year-old mummy.
Ivan Paredes, who lives in Arica, could not believe his eyes when his dogs dug up the ancient body.
He told La Cuarta online: "The dogs were trying to find bones buried in the backyard as usual, but they started to bark very loud and I came to check what was going on and found the mummy of child."
Archaeologists believe it is the remains of a boy buried by his parents who would probably have been farmers.
The mummy, said to be in good condition, is being transferred to the San Miguel de Azapa museum.
Archaeologists believe Mr Parades's backyard could be an ancient burial site and want to excavate it.
Story filed: 14:55 Monday 24th March 2003