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Uummannaq Fjord, Greenland - Qilakitsoq - Site of the Greenland Mummies


We are now in Greenland. This is a place called Qilakitsoq "where the sky is low" the site of an abandoned village where in 1972 there were eight perfectly preserved mummies discovered protected under a rocky overhang. They were six women and two children dating back 500 years.

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Air temp: +7º C Latitude: 70º 51' N Longitude: 53º 53' W

 

These are pictures from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward. Pentax digital equipment.

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