Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Composite mummies in Scotland

Pay no attention to the stupid "Frankenstein" reference in the headline. It just refers to the fact that these skeletons, found in a very ancient house in the Hebrides, seem to be made up of pieces of bone from several different people, reassembled into two full skeltons. Weird. Also weird is the fact that the bodies seem to have been wrapped up and preserved in a mummy-like process. This area, too, seem to be the subject of a lot of new finds that are causing theories about early inhabitants of the British Isles to be revised.

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