Human Mummies pp 231-238 | Cite as

Mummification in the Middle Ages

  • B. Kaufmann
Conference paper
Part of the The Man in the Ice book series (3262, volume 3)


It seems that the art or technique of artificial mummification has never been forgotten entirely in Western and Middle Europe since the Early Middle Ages, even if one can rarely find any physical evidence. It is rather a scientific gap than contemporary technical ignorance as this subject has rarely been investigated. Yet since the discovery of the Iceman from the Similaun-glacier fortunately also this subject has met more attention.


Partial Reconstruction Intact Body Franciscan Friar Mummify Body Fresh Corpse 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Kaufmann
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  1. 1.Anthropologisches ForschungsinstitutAesch/BISwitzerland

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