17th century mummy under examination

The mummified body of what is thought to be a 17th century priest is being examined by researchers from the Amsterdam teaching hospital AMC in an effort to find out who he is and how he died.

The body, which has its organs intact, appears to have gone through a natural mummification process in the crypt of the abbey in Thorn, Limburg. A 13th century mummified arm, said to be relic of St Benedict, will also go under the AMC scanner.
The most famous natural mummies in the Netherlands are in the crypt of the church in the tiny Friesland village of Wieuwerd.

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