Peruvian child mummy in a remarkable state of preservation and dated to 4504-4457 BC.
More than 6,500 years ago in Peru, this tiny baby’s brief battle for life finally came to an end. The child, no more than 10 months old, had a serious heart defect and suffered from growth problems. After contracting pneumonia and then suffering circulation failure the sick child died and was wrapped in linen and buried with an amulet hung around its neck. (pics)