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Mummified bodies in a crypt in Lithuania

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Hundreds of skeletons have lain scattered around a crypt beneath a church in Vilnius, Lithuania, for centuries. But 23 of these remains are unlike the rest: Flesh wraps their bones, clothes cover their skin, and organs still fill their insides.

They are mummies, and since they were recovered about five years ago, scientists have investigated their secrets, seeking insights into the lives of people in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and the diseases they suffered.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/science/mummies-smallpox-vilnius-lithuania-crypt.html?_r=0

Interesting read. 

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