Most weird and terrifying mummies in the world
Probably all you watched a horror movie about reanimated mummies, attacking people. These Evil Dead have always stirred the human imagination. But in reality, the mummies do not carry anything terrible, representing incredible archaeological value. In this issue you will find the real mummies weird and terrifying that have survived to our time and are one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of our time.
Mummy called specially treated chemical the body of a living being, which slows down the process of decay of tissues. The mummies are kept hundreds and even thousands of years, becoming a “window” into the ancient world. On the one hand, the mummy look scary, some goosebumps run from one sight to the shriveled body, but on the other hand – they are incredible historical value, keeps the most interesting information about the life of the ancient world, customs, health and diet of our ancestors .
Juanita from the Peruvian Andes
Whether still a girl, or have a girl (called the age of death of 11 to 15 years), named Juanita, gained worldwide fame, once in the ranking of the best scientific discoveries by Time magazine because of its safety and the terrible history that after finding mummies in ancient settlement of the Incas in the Peruvian Andes in 1995, scientists told. Sacrificing to the gods in the XV century, it has reached our days in a nearly perfect condition thanks to ice Andean peaks. As part of the exhibition of the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries Arequipa, mummy often goes on tour, exposing, for example, at the headquarters of the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC, or in many areas of Japan, generally characterized strange love of mummified bodies.
Screaming Mummy Museum of Guanajuato
Mummies of Guanajuato Museum in Mexico is one of the strangest and most terrible in the world, here collected 111 mummies that are naturally preserved human bodies mummified, in the majority of deaths in the second half of the XIX century and the first half of the XX century and were buried in the local cemetery ” Saint Paula ‘Pantheon. The museum’s exhibits were exhumed in the period from 1865 to 1958, when the law was in force, obliging families to pay a tax for the bodies of their relatives were in the cemetery. If the tax is not paid on time, the family lost their right to a place of burial, and dead bodies were taken out of the rock tombs.
As it turned out, some of them were naturally mummified, and they were stored in a special building at the cemetery. Distorted facial expressions on some mummies suggest that they were buried alive. At the end of XIX – early XX century, these mummies have attracted tourists and cemetery workers began to charge a fee for a visit to the premises where they are stored. Officially, the date of establishment of the Museum of Mummies of Guanajuato is considered in 1969, when the mummies were displayed in glass shelves. Now the museum is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
The mummy of Egyptian pharaoh – Ramses the Great
Presented at the picture belongs to the mummy of Pharaoh Ramses II (Ramses the Great), who died in 1213 BC. e. and it is one of the most famous of Egyptian pharaohs. It is believed that he was the ruler of Egypt in the time of Moses hike. One of the distinguishing features of this mummy is the presence of red hair, symbolizing the relationship with the god Seth – the patron saint of the imperial power.
In 1974, Egyptologists have discovered that the mummy of the Pharaoh Ramses II quickly deteriorates. It was decided immediately to take her plane to France for examination and restoration, for which modern Egyptian mummies have issued a passport, and in the “occupation” column written “King (deceased).” The Paris airport mummy greeted with full military honors, relying at the visit the head of state.
Ice Maiden of the tribe of the Incas
This is the famous mummy of 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 sabancaya. Next to this the mummy was discovered a few children’s bodies also have been subjected to mummification. The researchers suggest that these children were selected among others because of its beauty, and then passed many hundreds of kilometers across the country, have been specially trained and sacrificed to the gods on the top of the volcano.