| Van Gogh Mummy |
|Date(s)||18th to 19th centuries|
A mummy with a perceived resemblance to Vincent Van Gogh was one of 35 mummies found in the village of Quinto in 2011. The man, whose real name is unknown, was found during restoration work in the church of the Assumption of Our Lady in the village of Quinto, near Zaragoza. They are dated from the late 18th to 19th centuries
Said to have mummified naturally due to the dry soil in the area. Some were found wearing monk clothes due to the common religious practice at the time.
Hair and beards were found to be perfectly intact.
A lab was created in 2014 to study the mummies. The Quinto area was known to have many outbreaks of disease in the time period such as smallpox, yellow fever, and cholera. Due to the high number of children in the group found (24), epidemic is considered to be the cause of death.
11 adults and 24 children were found mummified.