Bronze Age mummies identified in Britain

Preserved skeletons from ancient England and Scotland show mummification may have been widespread

Bronze age skeleton

MUMMY BONES  A Bronze Age skeleton excavated in southeastern England displays so little bacterial damage from decomposition that it must come from a body that was mummified shortly after death, a new study concludes. In this case, bone damage suggests the body was dried out in a smoke room.

Geoff Morley

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