The Gebelein Man: A Remarkable 5,500-Year-Old Mummy and the Secrets of His Preservation

Th Glin Mn is mkl inivil wh hs i th sns tim v 5,500 s. His st is tstmnt t th svtin cilitis th ncint Etin st n th mn tchnis tht llw s t nvl his scts.

Bliv t hv n li t st n 3500 BC vn li, in th i xns U Et’s Glin sit, th Glin Mn’s xtin svtin is ll t his ict cntct with th scchin, sicctin sns. This ntl mmmiictin css is n th k cts hin his xctinl stt svtin.


Mn tchnl n vnc 3D imin tchnis hv llw schs t lv int th Glin Mn’s hsicl cnitin. Ths invstitins hv nvil nt nl his n t th tim th, stimt t twn 18 n 20 s l, t ls mint ct cncl v his lt shl l. This sminl insiniicnt inj, l visil t th nk , hs st t tll.


Un cls xmintin, this inj s t nttin wn, likl inlict int wn with with 1.5-2cm (0.6-0.8 inchs). Th wn, ssil c l, m hv n th cs his mis. This vltin vis ni lims int th li n cicmstncs this ncint inivil.


Th Glin Mn’s st is ctivtin xml hw mn scinc n tchnl cn sh liht n th livs istnt ncsts. His mkl sv mins n th scts th hl cntin t nich nstnin ncint Et, in innt cnnctin t th st tht sns millnni.



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