Human beings have been fascinated with death ever since we saw the first human dying. But speaking of death and our obsession with it, sometimes we just take things to a whole new level. Like mummies for instance. The idea of preserving a deceased man for the future generations to see is as old as the Egyptian civilization. To me it’s extremely creepy.
Anyway not talking too much about how I feel , today we present to you 13 well preserved mummies some of which look very much alive to this day.
1. Otzi, the Iceman, Otzal Alps
On 21 September 1991, two hikers came across a horrifying sight when they thought they saw a ghost which was in fact a dead body in melted snow. The body was rightfully named Ice man, and found to be 5300 years old. Otzi, the Iceman is also the world’s first homicide victim killed with a bow and has an arrow wound at the back of his skull. However interesting his life must have been back in the day, now he is displayed at a museum for the world to see.
2. Buddhist Monk Mummies
Sokushinbutsu is the name given to these bodies of Buddhist monks whose bodies have naturally mummified over time since their death. This is how this used to work. Monks used to leave out instructions for their disciples to keep them in a lotus position after their death, and stating clearly that their bodies were not to be burnt or buried. Sometimes, there are even reports that some of these monks actually starved themselves until their death consuming only wood bark and nuts as their diet.