14 Facts About Mummy


Mummy is a dead human or an animal whose soft tissues and organs have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air, so that the recovered body does not decay further if kept in cool and dry conditions.

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In 1992, the First World Congress on Mummy Studies was held in Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

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Mummy's was the wife of the marquis of Dai during the Han dynasty, who was buried with her alongside another young man often considered to be a very close relative.

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Mummy's skin was marked with tattoos of two monsters resembling griffins, which decorated his chest, and three partially obliterated images which seem to represent two deer and a mountain goat on his left arm.

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Mummy's was erroneously identified as an early medieval Danish queen, and for that reason was placed in a royal sarcophagus at the Saint Nicolai Church, Vejle, where she currently remains.

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Mummy's was found with several artifacts made of bronze, consisting of buttons, a belt plate, and rings, showing she was of higher class.

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Mummy's was wearing a blouse and a necklace as well as two golden earrings, showing she was of higher class.

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Mummy's was wearing a bodice and a skirt, including a belt and bronze bracelets.

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The Mummy of El Plomo was a male child who was presumed to be wealthy due to his well-fed bodily characteristics.

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Mummy Juanita was discovered near the summit of Ampato in the Peruvian section of the Andes mountains by archaeologist Johan Reinhard.

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Mummy's is believed to be a ritual sacrifice, due to the close proximity of her body to the Incan capital of Cusco, as well as the fact she was wearing highly intricate clothing to indicate her special social status.

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Mummy asked that his body be displayed to illustrate how the "horror at dissection originates in ignorance"; once so displayed and lectured about, he asked that his body parts be preserved, including his skeleton, which were to be dressed in the clothes he usually wore and "seated in a Chair usually occupied by me when living in the attitude in which I am sitting when engaged in thought".

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Mummy's body, outfitted with a wax head created because of problems preparing it as Bentham requested, is on open display in the University College London.

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Mummy developed an embalming fluid that mummified corpses without having to remove the internal organs.

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