13 of the world's most terrifying mummies
Mummy called specially treated chemical body of a living creature, which slows down the process of decay of tissues. Mummies are hundreds and even thousands of years, becoming a "window" in the ancient world. On the one hand, mummy look scary, some goosebumps run from one glance at these shriveled body, but on the other hand - they are incredible historical value, keeping a very interesting information about the life of the ancient world, customs, health and diet of our ancestors .
1. Screaming Mummy Museum of Guanajuato
In the late XIX - early XX century, these mummies began to attract tourists, and cemetery workers began to charge a fee for visiting the premises where they are stored. Officially, the date of formation of the Museum of Mummies in Guanajuato considered in 1969, when the mummies were displayed in glass shelves. Now the museum is visited annually by thousands of tourists.
2. Mummy boy from Greenland (place Kilakitsok)
Owned year-old child (as anthropologists have established, suffers from Down's syndrome), it is more like some doll makes an indelible impression on the visitors of the National Museum of Greenland in Nuuk.
3. Biennial Rosalia Lombardo
Now it makes the hair on the head to move at all, without exception, visitors dungeons Palermo - a terrific way preserved, peaceful and so vivid that it seems as if only briefly dozed Rosalia, it makes an indelible impression.
4. Juanita from the Peruvian Andes
As part of the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries in Arequipa, mummy often goes on tour, exposing, for example, at the headquarters of the National Geographic Society in Washington, or in many areas of the rising sun, all different strange fondness for the mummified bodies.
5. Knight Christian Friedrich von Kalbutts, Germany
This German knight lived in the period from 1651 to 1702. After his death his body turned into a mummy in a natural way and is now exposed for all to see.
According to legend, a knight was a great lover Kalbutts use the "right of the first night." In loving Christian had 11 children of their own and about three dozen bastards. In July 1690, he said his "right of the first night" about a young shepherd from the village bride Bakvitts, but she had him, and then killed her knight new husband. Detained, he swore before the judges, that's not my fault, otherwise "after the death of his body does not crumble to dust." Since Kalbutts was an aristocrat, his parole was enough to be acquitted and released. Knight died in 1702 at age 52 and was buried in the family tomb Kalbuttsev background. In 1783, the last representative of the dynasty died, and in 1794 the local church started a restoration, during which the tomb opened to rebury all dead family background Kalbutts on a regular cemetery. It was found that all but Christian Friedrich, decayed. The latter turned into a mummy, which has proven the fact that loving Knight was still a perjurer.
6. Mummy Egyptian Pharaoh - Ramses the Great
In 1974, Egyptologists have discovered that the mummy of Pharaoh Ramses II quickly deteriorates. It was decided to immediately take her plane to France for examination and restoration, for which the modern Egyptian mummies issued passport, and in the "occupation" wrote "King (deceased)." In Paris airport mummy greeted with full military honors, when relying visit of the head of state.
7. Mummy girls 18-19 years of Danish city Skrydstrup
8. Iceman Ötzi
Now this tattooed mummy can be seen in the Archaeological Museum of Italian Bolzano. Like many other mummies, Ötzi curse supposedly enveloped by a halo: for several years under different circumstances, killing several people, one way or another connected with the study of the ice man.
9. Girl from Ida
Results of radiocarbon analysis conducted in 1992 showed that she died at the age of about 16 years between 54 BC. e. year and 128 BC. e. Half shaved head corpse shortly before his death. The remaining hair is long, have a reddish tint. But it should be noted that all corpses hair caught in the swamp environment, acquire a reddish color as a result of the denaturalization of coloring pigment by acids located in the marshy soil.
Computed tomography has determined that during the life she had curvature of the spine. Further investigation led to the conclusion that the reason for this is likely, was the defeat of vertebral bone tuberculosis.
10. The man out of the quagmire Rendsvyuren
11. Network I - Egyptian pharaoh in a tomb
Network is a minor character in a science fiction movie "The Mummy" and "The Mummy Returns", where he portrayed the pharaoh, who fell victim to a conspiracy of his High Priest Imhotep.
12. Mummy Princess Ukoka
During the excavation, archaeologists have discovered that the deck, which was placed in the body buried, filled with ice. That's why women are well preserved mummy. Burial was bricked in a layer of ice. It was of great interest to archaeologists, since in such circumstances could well remain very ancient things. The camera found six horses under saddle and with a harness, and the wooden deck of larch boarded bronze nails. Content burial clearly indicated nobility buried person.
The mummy was lying on his side with a slightly toned down. In her arms revealed numerous tattoos. Put on the mummy were silk shirt, wool skirt, felted socks, coat and wig. All these clothes were made very high quality and evidence of high status burial. She died at a young age (around 25 years old) and belonged to the elite of the Pazyryk society.
13. The Ice Maiden of the Inca tribe
This famous mummy girls aged 14-15 years, which the Incas sacrificed more than 500 years ago. It was discovered in 1999 on the slopes of the volcano Nevado Sabankaya. Adjacent to this mummy were discovered several children's bodies also have been subjected to mummification. The researchers suggest that these children were selected among others because of its beauty, and followed by many hundreds of kilometers across the country have been specially trained and sacrificed to the gods at the top of the volcano.