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A mummified body photographed on March 5, 2015 is the body of a man discovered by Mexican alpinists on Pico de Orizaba, Mexico. Ice melting on the mountain caused by global warming exposed the mummy.
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|As the once-frozen world emerges from slumber, it's yielding relics, debris -- and corpses -- that have laid hidden for decades, even millennia. Pico de Orizaba towers above all other mountains in Mexico at 18,491 feet. For a handful of climbers, it has been their last peak. They've been buried by avalanches or swallowed by crevasses. Now, the mountain is spitting back their bodies.|