Mummies from the 18th -19th century Dominican Church of Vác, Hungary

I. Pap, É Susa, L. Józsa

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Abstract

A large series of well-documented, naturally mummified individuals came to light during reconstruction work at the Dominican Church in Vác, Hungary in 1994-95. 265 individuals were buried in the crypt, and the remains of approximately 40 individuals' were contained in the ossuary. Citizens of the flourishing small town of Vác and some clericals were buried here, a detailed register of them was kept in the rectory. The very poor, but continuous ventilation through two long, narrow tunnels, and the protection against humidity provided by coffins being stacked in layers helped to preserve the anthropological and ethnographic material of the crypt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalActa Biologica Szegediensis
Volume42
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Keywords

  • 18th-19th century
  • Dominican Church
  • Naturally mummified bodies
  • Ossuary
  • Vác

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Cell Biology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Mummies from the 18th -19th century Dominican Church of Vác, Hungary. / Pap, I.; Susa, É; Józsa, L.

In: Acta Biologica Szegediensis, Vol. 42, No. 1, 1998, p. 107-112.

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