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Soap Man
Human Mummy
Soap-man
Biographical Information
Name(s) Unknown
Age 40-50
Sex Male
Status Unknown
Height Unknown
Source
Culture American
Date(s) Death, 1824 Earliest
Site Philidephia
Current Location
Location Smithsonian Museum
Catalog #

Buried around 1800, 1875 this mans casket was discovered near a train station in Philadelphia. Radiography has shown that the earliest date of death is 1824. Now resting at the Smithsonian museum, his body was displayed from 1970s-1991. Soap-Man was found with a Soap-Lady, who now rests at Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.

Mummification

The man turned to mummy due to a leak in his casket; alkaline water from from the soil combined with the persons body fat mummified the remains.

References

http://earthsky.org/human-world/soapman-man-buried-in-1800s-has-turned-to-soap

https://bonesdontlie.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/the-soap-man-and-lady-revisited/

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