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Yasmine, Maronite
Human Mummy
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BiographyEdit

Yasmine 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.

MummificationEdit

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.

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The mummies are currently housed in Beirut at the Lebaniese National Museum.

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External LinksEdit

http://www.cavinglebanon.com/asi-l-hadath-fortified-cave/

ReferencesEdit

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-maronite-mummies-of-the-kadisha-valley

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