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Frozen In Ice

From long-dead, pre-historic viruses to extinct creatures found for the first time, Origins Explained features 10 amazing animals and organisms found frozen in ice.

As we all grapple with the realities of the coronavirus pandemic, it seems absolutely insane that anyone would want to revive a long-dead virus. But that’s exactly what happened in 2014, when a team led by evolutionary biologist Jean-Michel Claverie revived two viruses that were found frozen 100 feet underground in the Siberian permafrost.

In another amazing discovery in 2018, a team of paleontologists found a mummified horse foal in the 328-foot deep Bataiga Crater during an expedition in eastern Siberia. Its skin, hooves and tail were still intact, thanks to the frozen conditions preserving the young creature’s remains. Tune in for eight more amazing discoveries.

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