Two bodies that are over 3000 years old were found in Scotland. They are referred to as "Frankenstein worthy" discoveries because the two bodies were made from the remains of at least 6 people, with mismatched bones. Despite being made from 6 different people, one body was entirely male, while the other was entirely female. The remains were preserved so well because they were located in a highly-acidic, low-oxygen peat bog which naturally preserved the bones and killed bacteria.

The mummies were discovered underneath a medieval house in Cladh Hallan, an island village off the southern coast of Scotland. The bodies had been lying in the fetal position for 300-600 years at the time of their discovery.


Kaufman, R. (2012, July 7). "Frankenstein" Bog Mummies Discovered In Scotland. National Geographic. Retrieved from:

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