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👇#1 of 10 FASCINATING MUMMIES: "Detmold Child," 6,500 years old. The infant (8-10 months) died of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Tests also revealed a condition known as turricephaly that leads to an abnormal, conically-shaped skull. Photo: Wikipedia.
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @DrLindseyFitz
#2 of 10 FASCINATING MUMMIES: The speckled lesions on the face of this 500-year-old mummy from Naples was long believed to be the earliest evidence of smallpox. New tests reveal it was a different scourge: hepatitis B. Photo: Gino Fornaciari. More:
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @DrLindseyFitz
#3 of 10 FASCINATING MUMMIES: The “Fire Mummies" of the Philippines, c.1200 AD. The mummification began before death when the dying person would drink a beverage with a very high concentration of salt to dehydrate the body. After death, the corpse was slowly smoked for months.
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @DrLindseyFitz
#4 of 10 FASCINATING MUMMIES: This massive hoard of MUMMIFIED CATS recently unearthed in seven ancient Egyptian tombs south of Cairo dates from 2,500 BC to 2,350 BC, not long after the great pyramid of Giza was built. Photo: Independent. More info:
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blancmange personne Jan 11
Replying to @DrLindseyFitz
The infant still has hair, incredibly preserved. How are they able to determine cause of death? Is it from a sample of skin or bone?
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @CarrollCourty82
I believe the mummy was put through a series of tests - including a CT scan.
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @BizzarroBazar
#5 of 10 FASCINATING MUMMIES: The petrified mummies of Paolo Gorini, an eccentric man who devoted himself to the study of corpse preservation in the 19th century. He injected the bodies with a secret formula. Photos from ’s book: THE PETRIFIER. Check him (& it) out!
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @DrLindseyFitz
#6 of 10 FASCINATING MUMMIES: A naturally preserved Inca mummy (c.1500 A.D.) discovered on a remote cliff in Northern Peru. The mummification process used sophisticated techniques to preserve the body despite the high humidity. Photo Credit: Krista Eleftheriou.
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @DrLindseyFitz
#7 of 10 FASCINATING MUMMIES: Tollund Man is a bog body from 4th century BC. The man's physical features were so well-preserved that he was mistaken at the time of discovery for a recent murder victim. Scholars believe the man was a human sacrifice rather than executed criminal.
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Vicente Jan 11
Replying to @DrLindseyFitz
I have just discovered you, your account is amazing!! I do not know if here in Spain we have a figure like you, please do not stop to show us all these wonders!
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @vicente2310
❤️ Thank you! Glad you are enjoying my Twitter feed.
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @DrLindseyFitz
#8 of 10 FASCINATING MUMMIES: This 2,500 year-old female mummy dubbed the "Altai Princess” is one of few known mummies with visible tattoos. On her shoulder: an animal-style deer tattoo. More info:
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Karen 🐶🐴🐶 Jan 11
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This is what I love about Twitter and historians! No way I’d have seen these otherwise and they are so fascinating!
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @DrLindseyFitz
#9 of 10 FASCINATING MUMMIES: St Bees Man was discovered on the grounds of St Bees Priory, Cumbria, in 1981. This medieval corpse was so well preserved it contained LIQUID BLOOD 600+ years after death. See a video of his “autopsy” here:
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Darren Jan 11
Replying to @DrLindseyFitz
Your twitter feed it terrifying and macabre but I just can’t stop looking. I have unfollowed and followed too many time I’m just kidding myself....very interesting work👍🏼...is there anything that scares you in modern medicine/ diseases?
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Sophia Grene Jan 11
Replying to @DrLindseyFitz
Have you seen the mummies in the basement of St Michan’s church in Dublin?
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @SophiaGrene
No! I’ll have to check those out!
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @DrLindseyFitz
#10 of 10 FASCINATING MUMMIES: Scientists are hailing this the "best-preserved dinosaur specimen" ever discovered. Although it's 110 million years old, the creatures’ skin, armor, & guts are intact. Indeed, it’s so well-preserved that many people are calling it a DINOSAUR MUMMY.
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @Patreon
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Lindsey Fitzharris Jan 11
Replying to @Buttsie428
Oh, this made me laugh! Thanks for re-following. I hope my content isn’t terrorizing you too much. To answer your question: what scares me most about today is antibiotic-resistant bugs. That’s definitely going to be a big challenge for modern medicine going forward.
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