| Yasmine, Maronite |
BiographyEditYasmine is one of eight natural mummies from the Maronite village in Lebanon, dating back to 1283 AD. The mummies were discovered during an excavation in Lebanon in 1991 by a team of archaeologists.
Yasmine was a four-month old baby who was naturally mummified in the Qadisha Valley. She was the first mummy found in the excavation; shortly after, archaeologists discovered four babies, three women, a man (or rather, his skull), and a fetus. Yasmine was found with strands of hair at her feet. This reflects a local tradition that is practiced today, involving placing a mother’s hair at the feet of her child’s corpse.
The mummies are currently housed in Beirut at the Lebaniese National Museum.