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Veronica Skripetz
Human Mummy
Veronika
Biographical Information
Name(s) Veronica Skripetz
Age 38
Sex Female
Status Widow
Height
Source
Culture Hungarian
Date(s) 1769 - 1807 or 1770 - 1808
Site Santa Ana, California, USA
Current Location
Location Domincan Church of Vác, Hungary
Catalog #

Skripetz lived in Vac, Hungary over 200 years ago. She was born in either 1769 or 1770, and died in 1808 or 1807 of tuberculosis. Skripetz gave birth to three children over the course of her life, none of whom lived past the age of 3, including a son, Johannes Orlovits, who was similarly mummified. She was wed to a man named Michael Orlovits, a miller who died at age 41, leaving her a widow at the age of 36. Though she remarried, Skripetz herself died shortly afterwards at 38.

Skripetz, her child, and first husband were among a collection of more than 250 mummies discovered in a secret crypt in the Domincan Church of Vác, Hungary.

Pathology

Veronica Skripetz
CT scans showed her lung tissue indicated she had tuberculosis. The CT scan showed scarring in her lungs. She was very slender, suggesting she was ill for some time before she died. She died at 38, just two years after Michael Orlovits and a year after marrying for a second time.


External Links

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/orlovits-714501-died-skripetz.html http://www.ocregister.com/articles/skripetz-710849-bodies-sutherland.html http://www.ocregister.com/articles/mummies-708558-mummy-museum.html

References

Boessenkool,B. (2016, May 2). How did a mummy woman and her bay die? Scans of mummies finally yield some answers. The Orange County Register. Retrieved from <http://www.ocregister.com/articles/orlovits-714501-died-skripetz.html> Boessenkool,B. (2016, April 4).

Photos: Why did this woman and her baby die? CT images may shed light on mummies' mystery. The Orange County Register. Retrieved from <http://www.ocregister.com/articles/skripetz-710849-bodies-sutherland.html

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