Mystery surrounds British “Frankenstein” mummies

Published on September 25th, 2012 | by Admin


Researchers are delving into the mystery surrounding two 3,000-year-old skeletons which appear to be made up of at least six different people who died hundreds of years apart.

The researchers now believe that large extended families, living under one roof, may have shared their homes with the mummified remains of their dead ancestors, before deliberately putting the bodies together to look like single corpses – possibly in an attempt to demonstrate the uniting of different families.

Professor Mike Parker Pearson, an archaeologist at University College London who led the research, said: β€œIt looks like these individuals had been cut up and put back together to look like one person.”

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Story: Richard Gray, The Telegraph | Photo: The Telegraph

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