Other mummies in the Florence collection were not placed in baskets. The one to the left, still in fetal position, is wrapped in a red cloth. Skin layers of the entire body are perfectly preserved.
The researchers, led by Gino Fornaciari, professor of history of medicine and paleopathology at the University of Pisa, found traces of remains of Diptera, the first species of insect that colonize the body after death.
The insects are native to South America and reached the body shortly after death. The other mummy, to the right, likely belongs to a boy.
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