This undated image courtesy of Dr Emery Smith show a tiny, mummified skeleton discovery in 2003 in Chile's Atacama Desert, tucked into a leather pouch behind a church. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Genetic tests reveal incredible, tragic, true story of tiny Atacama ‘alien’ skeleton

The skeleton has some features of a well-developed child aged about eight – but is just 15cm long, with an elongated cone-shaped head and only 10 pairs of ribs

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This undated image courtesy of Dr Emery Smith show a tiny, mummified skeleton discovery in 2003 in Chile's Atacama Desert, tucked into a leather pouch behind a church. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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