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Pico de Orizaba Ice Mummies
Human Mummy
Picomummies
Biographical Information
Name(s) Unknown
Age
Sex m
Status
Height
Source
Culture Mexican
Date(s) November 2, 1959
Site Pico de Orizaba
Current Location
Location
Catalog # Unknown

In 2015, two mummified bodies were found, thought to be two climbers who went missing in 1959. The two were part of a group of seven climbers who disappeared on Pico de Orizaba following an avalanche. The bodies were found close to the 18,406 feet summit. A surviving member of the climbing party claimed the two bodies belong to Enrique Garcia Romero and Juan Espinosa Camargo.

Mummification

Natuarlly mummified in the freezing conditions at the mountain's peak.

Studies

DNA testing will be used to officially identify the bodies.

Additional

In 2018, the Escuadron 303 unit of the Mexican army mounted a successful retrieval effort.

External Links

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/mummified-bodies-found-mexican-mountain-possibly-climbers-article-1.2140940

https://news.yahoo.com/mummy-mystery-lingers-daunting-mexico-peak-014532221.html


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