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Peder Winstrup (Mummy)
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Biographical Information
Name(s) Peder Winstrup
Age unknown
Sex male
Status Bishop
Height unknown
Source
Culture
Date(s) Born: April 30, 1605. Died: December 28, 1679
Site
Current Location
Location Lund. Sweden
Catalog #

Biography

-born in 1605 and died in 1679

-Leading theologian and persuaded the king of Sweden to open a new university

-Lack of fat in coffin enabled him to become mummified

Mummification

The Burial took place during winter in which the body was preserved. The extent of the preservation was revealed using CT scanners at Lund University hospital, which showed individual internal organs could be distinguished still inside the body.

Studies

none at this time.

Pathology

Long illness

Additional Info

Returned for a proper burial in the cathedral in Sweden.

External Links

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3354345/A-rare-glimpse-Sweden-s-mummified-Bishop-Lund-Body-17th-century-Peder-Winstrup-goes-public-display-remains-reburied-weekend.html

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