800-Year-Old ‘Crusader’ Mummy Decapitated at Irish Church
An 800-year-old mummy, believed to be the remains of a Crusader, has been decapitated by vandals at a church in Ireland. Thieves broke into the crypt at St. Michan's Church in Dublin and vandalized the burial site before making off with the head, the Church of Ireland said. The mummy is thought to be a soldier who fought in the Crusades, a series of eight expeditions sanctioned by the Church between the 11th and 13th centuries, which resulted in a religious war between Christians and Muslims.
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