Most people are familiar with the Ancient Egyptian practice of MUMMIFICATION!
Through a meticulous process that combined evisceration with treatments of oils and minerals, bodies are definitely preserved. However, there are actually numerous ways a body can be mummified. Extreme cold, low humidity, and lack of air can also naturally preserve a body.
But what if the preservation was perfect and flawless that the corpse appeared to be completely alive and scare the creeps out of you. Watch out because you’re truly into a macabre experience!
Here are the World’s 10 Most Mysterious Mummies.
10. Rosalia Lombardo (December 13, 1918 – December 6, 1920)
Rosalia Lombardo was an Italian child who died of pneumonia. Nicknamed as “sleeping beauty”, she looks like a 2-year-old baby, taking a nap. Her eyes were caught opening and closing
9. The Wet Mummy
Submerged for 600 years in a water logged-coffin. a remarkably preserved Ming Dynasty, the mummy was discovered in Taizhou town. A huge jade ring was found in his finger.
8. The Lady Of Cao
The Lady of Cao is a name given to a female Moche mummy. The mummy was heavily tattooed and wrapped in many layers of cloth with weapons and jewelries inside.
7. Otzi The Iceman
Otzi, the Iceman from Hauslabjoch, is a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BC. Otzi was discovered in Europe (1991) in the Otzal Alps on the Australian-Italian border. He is Europe’s known natural human mummy.
6. The Beauty of Loulan
Loulan Beauty is a Tarim Mummy, discovered in 1980, in Tarim Basin, China.She is 3,800 years old. She is a caucasian decent. Her nickname is a result of her very attractive facial features.
5. Tjayasetimu, The Child Star
Tjayasetimu, is the name of the little girl who was a star singer in Egypt. She became a member of the royal choir and sang for the Pharaohs of Nile.
4. The 500-Year-Old Inca Child Mummies
Over 500 years ago, 15 years old La Doncella and 2 other children were left to freeze to death by the Inca in a ritual sacrifice. Sitting cross legged, she was drugged with chica and coca leaves to induce a heavy sleep, and left to die as an offering to the Sun God.
3. The Lady Of Dai Mummy
Xin Zhui, the wife of the ruler of the Han empire, was buried in a tomb near the modern city of Changsha. Her skin was soft and moist, with muscles that still allowed for her limbs to flex.
2. Tollund Man
The Tollund Man is a naturally mummified corpse of a man who lived during the 4th Century BC. He was found in Denmark (1950), buried in a peat bog which preserved his body. His body was well-preserved that he was mistaken (at that time), for a recent murder victim.
1. The Mummies Of Greenland
The Qilakitsoq Mummies were found in an icy tomb on 1460 CE. All in all, there were 8 eskimos found on the site(6 women and 2 children). There perfectly preserved bodies were due to the cold climate and the freezing temperature.
Over the years, archaeologists and explorers have excavated numerous mummified remains, but this video highlights the most intriguing.