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Baron Van Holz
Human Mummy
WCPO MummiesExhibit 7 1416509312628 9706750 ver1.0 640 480
Biographical Information
Name(s) Baron Van Holz
Age 35
Sex Male
Status Single
Height 5'11
Source
Culture German
Date(s) 1806
Site Sommersdorf Castle, Bavaria, Germany
Current Location
Location Hannover, Germany
Catalog #

BiographyEdit

Baron was a nobleman in Germany.He died at the age of 35 from the flu or blood poisoning while fighting in the Thirty Years' War for Sweden. Baron was buried in the battle uniform which was also preserved.

MummificationEdit

Baron was mummified under the Sommerdorf Castle in Bavaria, Germany. There has been much debate about how be was mummified and it has yet to be conclusively determined.

StudiesEdit

Andreas Strobl is currently studying the mummy. In the past Wilfried Rosendahl studied this mummy.

PathologyEdit

There were no external injuries which lead to the finding that Baron died from some infection or disease.

Additional InfoEdit

External LinksEdit

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/tales-from-the-crypt-the-mystery-of-germany-s-aristocratic-mummies-a-701198.html

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