A group of scientists in Germany succeeded in uncovering1/20/2021, 8:52:47 AM
A group of scientists in Germany succeeded in uncovering the cause of the death of "Detmold's Child", one of the most famous mummies in the world. According to the scholars, the cause of death was due to a rare but serious heart defect. A group of scientists and cardiologists at the North Rhine-Westphalia Center for Heart Diseases and Diabetes used a super-accurate X-ray machine to detect the cause of the death of the world's oldest infant mummy, according to officials at the Liebe State Museum in Detmold, Germany, where the mummy dating back 6,500 years is displayed. Almost. According to the scientists, the infant was suffering from "left heart hypoplasia syndrome", a rare congenital condition in which parts of the left side of the heart do not fully grow. Scientists believe that the baby was 10 months old when he died. Several years ago, the corpse was dated by radiocarbon dating back to / 4504 - 4457 / BC, which makes it twice as old as the mummy of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. Left heart hypoplasia syndrome, if left untreated, leads to death in early childhood, according to Nikolaos Haas, a pediatric cardiologist at the North Rhine-Westphalian Center for Heart Disease and Diabetes. The survival rate with modern treatment is more than 70 percent. It is noteworthy that the mummy was originally a private donation to the Historical Museum of Witzenhausen, near the German city of Kassel, and was sent to the Lieb State Museum in Detmold for maintenance after it became full of mold, and the infant's mummy recently completed a three-year tour as part of an exhibition of world mummies in various American cities .