"Gebelein Man", the oldest human body dating back 5,500 years, on display at the British Museum in England, attracts great interest from visitors.
The oldest human body on display at the British Museum in London, the capital of England, is that of an Egyptian man. The "Gebelein Man" mummy, which was buried in the Gebelein region of Egypt in 3500 BC and is said to be 5,500 years old, was unearthed from shallow sand graves near Gebelein (today Naga el-Gherira) in the Egyptian desert at the end of the 19th century by Wallis Budge, Head of Ancient Egyptology at the British Museum, and his team.
Visitors to the museum from many parts of the world as well as the UK come especially to the area where the natural mummy is located and examine the mummy that has been preserved for centuries. Stating that the mummy exhibited in the museum was killed with a sword-like object on the right side of the shoulder, Museum Official Ahmad Wicksen said, "The body found here is one of the oldest remains in the British Museum."
The mummy, which was taken out of the museum in 2012 with the precautions taken, was taken to the hospital and underwent tomography for the first time in order to get detailed information about it.
It is stated that the reason why the mummy, which preserves its originality today, has not deteriorated is that it was mummified naturally under the sands in the desert where it was buried. The "Gebelein Man" mummy, which is open to the public in the 64th section of the museum, where the historical artifacts brought from Egypt are located, is known as one of the most interesting artifacts of the Egyptian ruins section, and it was learned that the mummy is also called "Red Man" because its hair color is close to red.
Source: Ihlas News Agency