800 year old mummy’s head restored to rightful position as St Michan’s crypt reopens

The 800 year old mummy known as the ‘Crusader’ is back on display in Dublin. The crypt housing the mummies at St Michan’s Church, Church Street, reopened to the public on Wednesday morning, 9 July 2019. The crypt had been closed since the end of February following a break–in in which the head of the Crusader was stolen along with another skull.

The head was later recovered by Gardaí after reports of the theft prompted outcry around the world. In association with the National Museum of Ireland, it has been undergoing meticulous restoration work gradually drying out the head…

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