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Groundbreaking study of pre-Columbian mummies in Bolivia underway

Unique collaboration between Eurac Research and Bolivian Ministry of Culture to ensure the ongoing research agreement

06 July 2022

An inter-institutional cooperation agreement between the Eurac Research Institute for Mummy Studies in Bolzano, Italy and the Plurinational State of Bolivia’s Ministry of Cultures, Decolonization and Despatriarchalization has just been signed to establish reciprocal technical assistance for the research and conservation of the Bolivian cultural heritage. In addition, the Institute of Mummies developed, constructed, and donated 10 long-term conservation chambers to safeguard the mummified remains of pre-Columbian individuals housed at MUNARQ - the National Museum of Archaeology in La Paz.

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