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Scottish prehistoric mummies made from jigsaw of body parts
DNA tests on British prehistoric mummies revealed they were made of body parts from several different people, arranged to look like one person.
The four bodies discovered in 2001 on South Uist, in Scotland's Outer Hebrides were the first evidence in Britain of deliberate mummification.
It is thought the body parts may have come from people in the same families.
22nd August 2011ce
Edited 22nd August 2011ce
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