| GEBELEIN MAN |
|Name(s)||Gebelein Man "Ginger"|
Gebelein Man, 5000-year-old has been nicknamed Ginger due to his red hair. The naturally preserved body of an adult man was found in a cemetery at Gebelein, Egypt, and dated to the Late Predynastic period, around 3400 BC
Gebelein Man hair, toe- and finger-nails and skin were perfectly preserved as he had yellowish-white skin tonne and hair was golden.
Bodies from these early burials many times did not decay, due to warm dry sand absorbing the water that make up 75% of the human weight. As there was no mositure bacteria could not form and cause decay keeping the body preserved.
From advancement of technology, forensic scientists have found that he was murdered by the results of stab wounds.
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