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200-year-old mummy

Reuters

Exterminators looking for termites in a monastery in Brazil’s biggest city of Sao Paulo found a mummy and a skeleton believed to be at least 200 years old, the head of the monastery said on Tuesday.

“There were some mounds of termite dust and the exterminators broke into the walls to see what was in there,” Father Armenio Rodrigues Nogueira, who is in charge of the monastery, one of the city’s oldest, told Reuters. “It was a huge surprise.”

The bodies, believed to be two nuns, were found weeks ago, but officials at the Mosteiro da Luz (Monastery of Light) decided to keep them secret while the Institute for National Artistic and Historical Heritage did further research.

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February 27, 2008 - Posted by | Strange

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