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Long Lost Mummy Returns

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A child's mummified remains have been returned to the University of Maryland, five years after they were seized by police.
The mummy had been confiscated around Halloween 2006 when a tip-off was received that a woman was trying to sell the body on eBay.
Since then it had been at a police station in Maryland where it had lain in a cardboard box alongside other criminal evidence bags.
Experts analysed the body which had red-coloured arteries that had been exposed so it could be used in medicinal studies.
One anthropologist from Michigan State University believed it to be from the early 19th century.
He believed it to be from part of a collection from anatomist Allen Burns at Baltimore's University of Maryland School of Medicine that had been taken to the U.S. from Scotland in 1820.
One of his students had brought it with him.
Ronn Wade, director of Anatomical Services Division, said: 'I'm glad to have the little fella back home.
Over the years, many species have gone missing from the collection, according to USA Today.
Mr Wade added that he could tell just by looking at it that the mummy was part of the Burns Collection but chemical tests still had to be done to verify the body was preserved in the same way as other pieces.
He said: 'The collection we have from my point of view is under my care and custody.
'This is the remains of a human child. It shouldn't have been bought or sold. It's not property per se.'
The pieces are considered to be historically important because they show the start of Western medicine and how it was first implemented.
Wade finished adding: 'He'll be back with family.'

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Wonder how much she was selling the mummy for. I would have bought it

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Old 11-11-2011, 05:27 PM
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Re: Long Lost Mummy Returns

i remember that
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The St. Clair County medical examiner’s office confiscated the mummified remains from the home of Lynn Sterling.

Sterling, 45, told police she got the remains from a friend who works in demolition and said he found them in a Detroit school he helped tear down nearly 30 years ago, police said.

She said she had contacted an attorney before posting the remains for sale.

“It’s an anatomical, medical-use skeleton,” Sterling told The Times Herald of Port Huron. “I would never have put it on (eBay) if I thought it was anything other than an anatomical, medical thing.

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