Gallery: 10pictures of impressive mummies from all over the world

Gallery: 10 pictures of impressive mummies from all over the world

Visitors view the mummified remains of Ramses II at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The pharaoh who lived from 1,279 B.C. to 1,213 BC reigned, is considered one of the most powerful rulers of the Egyptian Empire.

The Grauballe Man is a natural mummy formed in a peat bog over centuries. The man had his throat cut over 2,000 years ago in what is now Denmark. He was then thrown into a bog.

The mummy of a crocodile still seems to smile mysteriously thousands of years after the animal’s death. The ancient Egyptians mummified animals as beloved companions or as living representations of a god.

The clothed skeleton of Jeremy Bentham sits – stuffed with straw and with a wax head – in University College in London. The English philosopher, who died in 1832, wanted to be preserved as a “car icon”.

An archaeologist carries away artifacts next to a bundle of Inca mummies. Thousands of 500-year-old bundles contain human corpses wrapped in textiles, sometimes decorated with false heads.

The leg of a bog body found in 1944. Parts of bog bodies, often lying in the peat for centuries, are regularly found by farmers who mine the organic sediment for fuel.

An Egyptian queen’s pet gazelle was prepared for eternity with the same elaborate care as members of the royal family. She accompanied her owner about 945 BC. to the grave.

An unwrapped Inca mummy in Lima, Peru. Men, women and children were wrapped in yards of elaborate fabric and naturally mummified after centuries in the arid climate.

The mummified remains of two-year-old Rosalie Lombardo rest in the Capuchin Crypt in Palermo. She died of the Spanish flu in 1920, but her body is remarkably well preserved.

Hatshepsut conquering Egypt from 1,479 BC to 1,458 BC Reigned around 1000 BC, is known for being portrayed as a male pharaoh. Her grave was discovered in 1903, but her mummy was not identified until 2006.

Gallery: 10 pictures of impressive mummies from all over the world Visitors view the mummified remains of Ramses II at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The pharaoh who lived from 1,279 B.C. to 1,213 BC reigned, is considered one of the most powerful rulers of the Egyptian Empire. The Grauballe Man is a natural mummy…

Gallery: 10 pictures of impressive mummies from all over the world Visitors view the mummified remains of Ramses II at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The pharaoh who lived from 1,279 B.C. to 1,213 BC reigned, is considered one of the most powerful rulers of the Egyptian Empire. The Grauballe Man is a natural mummy…