Mummies Around the World
Mummies Around the World, Egyptologist Howard Carter uncovered what was to be the most exciting archaeological excavation of the century
Egyptologist Howard Carter uncovered what was to be the most exciting archaeological excavation of the century: the almost intact tomb of Tutankhamun. The splendors of the boy king’s tomb are among the most traveled artifacts in the world.
The mummy of Hatshepsut, Egypt’s greatest female pharaoh, was originally discovered in 1903 by Howard Carter. But it was identified only recently, after antiquity experts used 21st century technologies such as CT scans and DNA genetic marking.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Projects manager Annette Welkamp holds up a mummified cat in Sydney 01 July from around the year 250 BC which was used as an offering to the goddess Bastet. Welkamp prepared an exhibition of ancient Egyptian artefacts including mummies, sarcophagi, jewellery and other objects used in every day life in one of the most significant collections to visit Sydney.
Bakt Hor Nekht, an ancient Egyptian mummy dating from between 1070 and 712 B.C., undergoes a CT scan so that scientists can uncover more about her life and death. Egyptians believed that it was very important for the soul to recognize the face after death.
The body was suspected to have been placed in the Blaeldskovdal peat bog approximately 2,000 years ago during the early Iron Age and subsequent radio carbon testing indicates that he died around 350 B.C. The acid in the peat, along with the lack of oxygen underneath the surface, had preserved the soft tissues of his body
Peru’s Nazca dead were most often buried in a fetal position with the lower limbs folded under the chin. Sand rich in salts and nitrates preserved the bodies for more than 1500 years.
The Capuchin’s Catacombs in Palermo, Italy, was first established in 1599 when the local priests mummified a holy monk so that they could pray to him after death. In time, the locals wanted to remember their relatives and loved ones in the same way
Mummified Corpse of Man, Pompeii
ca. 1840-1930, Pompeii, Italy — The mummified corpse of a man stands in the museum in Pompeii, Italy. Pompeii was covered in around 4 meters of ash after the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79.
A mummified body lies in a case at the “Life Museum” at the Wat Phrabaht Nampu AIDS hospice in Lopuri, Thailand. The preserved body is on display for visitors to see as part of an educational exhibit for people wanting to see the reality of AIDS.
After Thai Buddhist monk Loung Pordaeng died at the age of 79, his relatives and disciples placed his body in an upright position within the casket as requested in his written instructions to keep it as a symbol to encourage future generations to follow Buddhist teachings. The mummified body is displayed at Wat Khunaram on Samui Island.
Sue Menu with her dog “Maggie” at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Several years ago Menu paid $27,000 to have Maggie mummified and bronzed.
The complete skeleton of a hominid child who lived at a key stage in primate evolution more than three million years ago. The child is thought to have died at the age of three.