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Mystery of Britain’s 'Franken-mummies’

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 15:55

Mystery of Britain’s 'Franken-mummies’

It is one of Britain’s most intriguing archeological mysteries.
When two almost perfectly preserved 3,000-year-old human skeletons were dug up on a remote Scottish island, they were the first evidence that ancient Britons preserved their dead using mummification.
The scientists who uncovered the bodies also found clues that one of them – a man buried in a crouching position – was not a single individual, but had in fact been assembled from the body parts of several different people.[...]