Top 10 Scariest Mummies Found Make Scientists Wonder About Human History
Perhaps the most famous mummy ever discovered, King Tutankhamun was found in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt in 1922. His mummy has been the subject of much research and speculation over the years, with some suggesting that he may have been murdered.
Also known as the “Ice Maiden,” Juanita is a well-preserved Inca mummy that was discovered in Peru in 1995. She was sacrificed by the Inca people as an offering to their gods.
3. Ötzi the Iceman:
Ötzi is a 5,300-year-old mummy that was found in the Alps in 1991. He is one of the best-preserved mummies ever discovered and has provided scientists with a wealth of information about life in the Bronze Age.
4. Lady Dai:
Lady Dai, also known as Xin Zhui, was a Chinese noblewoman who lived during the Han Dynasty. Her mummy was discovered in 1971 and is remarkably well-preserved, with her skin and hair still intact.
5. Rosalia Lombardo:
Rosalia Lombardo is a famous mummy that was embalmed in the early 20th century. Her body is so well-preserved that she appears to be sleeping, and she is often referred to as the “Sleeping Beauty” of the Capuchin Catacombs in Sicily.
6. The Screaming Mummy:
The Screaming Mummy is a mummy that was found in the Deir el-Bahri cache in Egypt. The mummy’s mouth is open in a scream, leading to speculation that he may have been buried alive.
7. The Chinchorro Mummies:
The Chinchorro mummies are a group of mummies that were discovered in Chile. They are some of the oldest mummies ever discovered, with some dating back to 5000 BCE.
8. The Mummies of Guanajuato:
The Mummies of Guanajuato are a group of mummies that were discovered in Guanajuato, Mexico. They were mummified naturally due to the dry climate, and some of them are posed in lifelike positions.
9. The Salta Children:
The Salta Children are three Inca children who were sacrificed in Argentina over 500 years ago. Their mummies were discovered in 1999 and are incredibly well-preserved.
10. The Tarim Mummies:
The Tarim mummies are a group of mummies that were discovered in the Tarim Basin in western China. They date back to around 1800 BCE and provide insight into the early inhabitants of the region.