Hidden stories of 10 mummies revealed over time
It is possible that when you studied, you had learned something about the famous Egyptian mummies. However, following the mummies, there are some hidden stories behind them. From England to Egypt, mummies recall strange and dark past. It is maybe difficult to believe in that, but many years after the death of these people, stories are still told by them. Do you think the dead tell no stories? Well, think again!
1 Eva Peron
The wife of legendary Argentine President Juan Peron died on 26th July in 1952 at the age of 33 years due to cancer. Peron instructed Dr. Ara that Evita Peron’s remains should be preserved so they could be displayed to the citizens. After that, Eva Peron’s body remains missing for many years. In 1976, Dictator Jorge Rafael Videla ordered the transfer of the mummy to the Duarte family vault in the cemetery of La Recoleta. Evita was buried under a thick steel plate, six feet deep.
2 The Maiden
This carefully preserved Inca girl was 15 at the time of death. She was probably a sacrifice victim. The mummy is more than 500 years old. It was discovered in 1999 with 2 other children in the Llullaillaco in Argentina. Recent studies have found unusual traces of cocaine and alcohol used by the child. What is not clear is whether this consumption was due to the anxiety that suffered the girl or was it part of the ritual. It is believed that the girl died of hypothermia and no signs of violence or disease were found there.
3 A wet mummy
When the ground was excavated during construction of a road in China in 2011, workers found the remains of a person who had lived 600 years ago. Her name was wet mummy because, despite the wet conditions where the mummy was, it had very well preserved hair and skin. There were various objects around the mummy like a ring of jade on the middle finger, as well as silver pin still attached to her hair. It was an extraordinary discovery due to climatic and environmental conditions. Archaeologists believe that mummification happened because of natural preservation because of lacking of oxygen.
4 A Grauballe Man
Several mummified persons were found in Denmark in 1952, but none was preserved that good and with those noticeable features. Mummy corresponds to a person who was 30 years old. It happened more than 2,100 years ago, probably after a ritual sacrifice if deciding by the big wound on the neck of the mummy.
5 English Tutankhamen
After the death of an Englishmen Allan Billis because of the lung cancer, his leftovers were given to science and it was the first body to be mummified in the style of ancient Egypt. When reporters asked the widow for the opinion, she said: “I am the single widow in this country with a mummy of her husband.”
6 Ramses III
We all know that the bodies of dead people in ancient Egypt were naturally mummified. However, the mummy of Ramses III reveals that his death was not natural. He was the victim of a murder. The marks on his throat prove it, and many history experts believe that he was murdered by the own sons.
7 Princess Ukok
After 2500 years, the Siberian woman has the tattoo with which she decorated her body during the life. The body belongs to a young woman between 25 and 28 years old who lived 2,500 years ago. She belonged to a nomadic tribe, the Pazyryk tribe that roamed the mountains of Siberia.
8 Itigilov Dashi-Dorzho
He spent the life as a Buddhist Buryat lama in the Tibetan tradition, starting the inner journey when he was 16. During 1927, he told his disciples that the time had come to go to the afterlife, asking them to unite with him in the process of meditation. He died during this process. He was buried afterwards in a box made of pine, sitting upright within lotus position. Since then, his body was exhumed twice. Although his remains were not subjected to any process of mummification, the body looked like someone who passed 36 hours ago instead of nearly 100 years ago when he actually died.
9 The mummies of Franklin expedition
In 1845, members of an expedition were trying to discover the Northwest Passage. The expedition of more than 100 men sailed to the area of the New World. William Braine, John Hartnell and John Torrington were buried at Beechey Island near the Archipelago of Canadian Arctic. Five years later, the remains of the three individuals were discovered. In 1984, scientists went to the ice island and found the bodies that were preserved extremely well because of the intense cold. The researchers found the cause of the deaths. Extreme climatic conditions caused pneumonia and poisoning probably due to faulty water purification system on the vessel.
10 A mummified fetus inside mother
In 1955, the Moroccan woman Aboutalib Zahra visited the hospital with the intention to give birth to the first child. She was told that she would have a caesarean, but she panicked and left the hospital. Later, the baby passed away in her stomach and she went on with refusing to withdraw it. Almost 50 years after that, she went back to the hospital. Doctors found something they believed to be some kind of tumor, but they discovered that it was the calcified remain of her baby. This type of mummification is extremely unusual. Only 300 similar cases have been documented.