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British man is mummified

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A man from Torquay has been mummified, and he is thought to be the first human for 3000 years to have his body preserved using the methods of the ancient Egyptians.

Dr Stephen Buckley of the University of York supervised the procedure, which was done for a documentary to be shown on Channel Four. Dr Buckley explained why Mr Bills chose to donate his body to science following his diagnosis with lung cancer.


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