Johannes Orlovits
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Johannes Orlovtis
Age 1
Sex male
Status Newborn
Culture Hungarian
Date(s) 1800-1801
Site Santa Ana, California, USA
Current Location
Location Domincan Church of Vác, Hungary
Catalog #


He was the son of Veronica Skripetz and Michael Olovits. Johannes was Veronica's third child, and definitely not first child to die young either. A CT of the mummy was done recently to find the possible cause of death.The baby had no broken bones and was well nourished by the look of the remains.


Anthropologists Dr. Linda Sutherland and her husband Dr. James Sutherland, suggested that Johannes had died from dysentery, which was an infection in the intestines causing severe diarrhea that caused dehydration. In the 18th century they didn't have fluids to fix the dehydration, therefore baby Johannes probably died from dehydration.

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External LinksEdit


Boessenkool,B. (2016, May 2). How did a mummy woman and her bay die? Scans of mummies finally yield some answers. The Orange County Register. Retrieved from <>

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