(ORDO NEWS) — Researchers analyzed the mummified remains of two South American men and found that these men were brutally murdered over 1,000 years ago.
The man from Marburg and the man from Delémont did not die of natural causes…
In a new study published in the journal Frontiers In Medicine , scientists performed a “virtual autopsy” on two male mummies from South America who were killed between 740 and 1120 years ago.
The first example is a mummy from Marburg, originally from a fishing community in the Arica culture, which is now known as Chile.
The second, the mummy from Delémont (found as part of a couple next to a woman), came from the Arequipa region in today’s Peru and was buried in an unusual way for that time: face up.
Scientists subjected the mummies to 3D CT scans to examine the remains and look for signs of violent death. And they found them…
What did the autopsy show?
According to the researchers, the Marburg mummy died from a strong blow to the head and a stab in the back, which were committed by either one or two attackers.
The mummy from Delemont was found to have a massive trauma to the cervical spine – a strong blow to the back of the neck probably led to death. However, the researchers did not reveal signs of violent death in the mummy of a woman located next to him.
In conclusion, the researchers emphasize that without new technologies, they would not have been able to find out the details about the death of these people.
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