Hutu Murambi III
Biographical Information
Name(s) Hutu Murambi III
Sex Male
Status Mummified
Height 5'9
Culture Burundian
Date(s) Found : July 2015
Site Outside of Kayanza
Current Location
Location British Museum
Catalog # Unknown


Hutu Murambi III was located in early 1970s by a team of archaeologists excavating what they thought to be a mass disaster grave. Hutu Murambi III was found in Central Africa in the outside the town of Kayanza in the small country of Burundi. Hutu Murambi III is presumed to have lived sometime around the year 800 The excavation of the site took place through a pedestal method of recovery and the located a number of items along side Hutu Murambi II.

About Hutu

The location that Hutu Murambi III was born is unknown. There have been some speculations that he was Egyptian born but these speculations have never been substantiated. We know Hutu died of a disease that has not been established as of yet. Bone markers show he had a poor diet, and was iron deficient. He died at the age of about 25. He has been well preserved, and found with him was a number of items that were also well preserved. Found with him was pottery, and a few gold chalices. Hutu is defined as a odd case of a mummies. He was found buried in the the dirt, and was found close to a site where a mass disaster grave was presumed to be. His body was mummified naturally, and mummification occurred quickly because of the dry desert climate and the windiness that was presumed to have been occurring. His body still contained all his organs that were naturally preserved allowing researchers to in depth examinations.

Looking Forward

Hutu Murambi III has opened our eyes to Burundi in AD 800. Hutu will continue to under go careful tests so we can continue to understand more about people in Burundi in that time era. Although we cannot make broad generalizations about the people of Burundi in 800. Hutu allows the continuation and cultivation of evidence and understanding to continue. Hutu now lies at the British museum in London England and will continue to provide insight into the study of people and culture.

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