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GEBELEIN MAN
Human Mummy
Mummy2
Biographical Information
Name(s) Gebelein Man "Ginger"
Age 5000
Sex Male
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Current Location
Location British Museum,London
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BiographyEdit

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

MummificationEdit

Gebelein Man hair, toe- and finger-nails and skin were perfectly preserved as he had yellowish-white skin tonne and hair was golden.

StudiesEdit

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.

PathologyEdit

From advancement of technology, forensic scientists have found that he was murdered by the results of stab wounds.

External LinksEdit

Furness, H. (2012, November 16). Revealed: the secrets of a 5,500-year-old mummy murder mystery. Retrieved March 02, 2017, from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9682654/Revealed-the-secrets-of-a-5500-year-old-mummy-murder-mystery.html

Killgrove, K. (2016, October 15). 15 Mummies You Can See Around the World. Retrieved March 02, 2017, from http://mentalfloss.com/article/87301/15-mummies-you-can-see-around-world

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