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MUMMY OF SAN ANDRES—MUSEUM OF NATURE AND MAN, TENERIFE, SPAIN
Human Mummy
Mumie Mann 1
Biographical Information
Name(s) Mumie Mann
Age 25-30
Sex Male
Status Deceased
Height 1.69 m
Source
Culture Santa Cruz de Tenerife ( Spain )
Date(s) 15th Century
Site Unknown
Current Location
Location MUSEUM OF NATURE AND MAN, TENERIFE, SPAIN
Catalog # Unknown

Biography - Edit

Prior to Spanish settlement of the Canary Islands, the indigenous Guanche people intentionally eviscerated and desiccated the bodies of members of the social elite. Hundreds of mummies filled numerous caves on the islands, at least until the Spanish settled the area in the 15th century. Most of the mummies are assumed to have been sold, traded, and made into mummia, a powdered “medicine” that was used until the early 20th century. The mummy of San Andrés was a man in his late 20s and is exhibited in the Canary Islands, while some Guanche mummies can be found in Madrid at the National Archaeological Museum.

Mummification - Edit

Covered with goat skin

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External Links - Edit

http://mentalfloss.com/article/87301/15-mummies-you-can-see-around-worldhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MNH_-_Mumie_Mann_1.jpg

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