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‘UK’s two oldest mummies consists many people’

Archaeologists investigating the mystery of two perfectly preserved 3,000-year-old skeletons found on a Scottish island have discovered that they may have been made up of several different people.

The skeletons excavated in Cladh Hallan, carried out between 1988 and 2002, are said to be the first evidence that Britons preserved their dead using mummification, but scientists believe they were made from body parts of several different people, the Daily Mail reported. Sheffield University Professor Mike Parker Pearson said the mummies had not been buried straight after preservation and are similar to those found in distant Peru in South America. Archaeologists found the mummies in the foundations of a row of unusual Bronze Age terraced roundhouses.


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