Foreign Minister of Britain is proud of kinship with the mummy of the eighteenth century

© AFP 2018 / Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOLМинистр foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson. Archival photo<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/3d3bbbb551f9fc3ed7c7491e652af4a8.jpg" alt="Foreign Minister of Britain is proud of kinship with the mummy of the eighteenth century" />© AFP 2018 / Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL

The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson said he was «very proud» and «glad to hear» the news that a woman whose mummified remains were discovered dozens of years ago, turned out to be his distant relative.

«I am very happy to hear about his «papermania» Very proud,» said Johnson on Twitter.

Earlier media reported that the mummified body of a woman discovered in 1975, under the altar of a Church the Swiss city of Basel. While scientists are unable to identify the identity of the woman, but the tests confirmed that the woman likely died from mercury poisoning, which at that time was treated for syphilis. Later historians have suggested that the woman could belong to a rich family Bischoff, whose members lived in Basel in the eighteenth century.

A new study of the DNA of the mummy proved her kinship with the members of the wealthy family Bischoff, whose members lived in Basel in the eighteenth century. After scientists have found the name of a woman – Anna Catharina Bischoff, where a descendant through the maternal line is Boris Johnson. Anna Katarina was born in Basel in 1719, was married to a Minister of the Church and died after he contracted syphilis from one of the patients she cared for in the hospital, according to British media.

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