Top Ten Famous Mummies

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6. Ginger

This nickname is given to that man whose body was naturally mummified. He died over 5000 years ago and has perfect blonde hair and fingernails that are still intact. Even though he is a natural mummy, one cannot be sure if it was intentional. It is believed that those who buried him carried out some preservation techniques on him which worked and his body was preserved forever. One can view this mummy at the British Museum.

 

7. Tollund Man

This is another natural mummy of a man who was alive during the 4th century BC. His mummy was discovered during the 1950s and was buried in a bog. It has been said that this is what preserved his body. According to research, this man hung himself because one can find rope marks on his neck and chin. The mummy can be viewed at a museum in Denmark.

 

8. Rosalie Lombardo

This beautiful little girl was born in 1918 in Sicily and died 2 years later due to pneumonia. Her father was so saddened that he approached a well known doctor at the time and asked him to preserve her body. She is so well preserved that it looks as though she is merely sleeping because of which she is often referred to as the “Sleeping Beauty”.

 

9. King Tutankhamun

King Tutankhamun was died in 1323 BC. He was only 9 years old when he was turned into a pharaoh. His mummy was discovered in 1922 and is completely intact.

 

10. Lady Dai

Lady Dai’s tomb was discovered in 1971 by some Chinese workers. Her body had been so well preserved that her skin was still soft, her limbs could move and her hair was beautiful. However, her heart and arteries was clogged with fat.

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