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Beneath the Bandage: Up Close With Mummies (like you never seen before)

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 03:22 PM

Wrapped in linen and reverently laid to rest, mummies hold intriguing clues to life and death in ancient Egypt and around the world.

The Beauty of Xiaohe, a 3,800-year-old mummy discovered in the Tarim Basin in far western China, is shown at the "Secrets of the Silk Road: Mystery Mummies from China," exhibit at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Calif.

These Egyptian mummy heads are part of the Mummies of the World exhibition, the largest traveling exhibition of mummies and artifacts ever assembled.

This is the mummified head of a middle-aged man who lived in Egypt during the Roman period, still half-covered in bandages. The skull contains desiccated embalming substances, but no soft tissue remains. Analysis establishes it as about 2025 years old.

This Peruvian child mummy in a remarkable state of preservation, radiocarbon dated to 4504 to 4457 B.C. -- more than 3,000 years before the birth of King Tut. The child, which was about 10 months old when it died, naturally mummified in the hot, arid desert environment.

The face of the linen-wrapped mummy of King Tut beams beneath his new glass case in his underground tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt. Egypt recently revealed the results of DNA tests made on the world's most famous ancient king, the young Pharaoh Tutankhamun, to answer lingering mysteries over his lineage.


There are 29 pics. Pretty darn cool if you ask me.

Amazing that they could do the whole muffification process but with the Pets too? What the world was like then.
Compared to todays world. What did they know that we don't?

I wish I could start my life again and specialize in Egypt. What a subject field.

I hope to travel there someday but I don't think it will be for many many years. Especially now.

Well, take a look and let me/us know what you think. Enjoy

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 03:35 PM
Nice. It always fascinates me when I see the documentaries. I always wonder what it would like if they can somehow extract the DNA from it and somehow re-create the person.

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 03:51 PM
I love these kinds of threads i find mummies just fascinating some look like there just sleeping..I saw a doc one time on tv about Egypt were they found a underground tunnel full of pets they had preserved..Id love to travel to Egypt sometime myself but i know i never will its so expensive..thanks for the thread !

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 04:06 PM
reply to post by anon72
Nice post.

The Egyptians mummified anything that didn't move fast enough...

It is said that this person paused by the Nile and was mummified before he could utter a 'doh!'

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 06:53 PM
reply to post by Kandinsky

The Egyptians mummified anything that didn't move fast enough...

STAR... you had me howling in my mancave. and then the last pic.

LOL still smiling and chuckling.

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:03 PM
Awesome find! I never realized that they mummified their pets as well. I must have missed that part of history class

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 04:11 AM
reply to post by lostsock

I concur. I think that somehow, teachers of the day (including the days of my youth) don't seem to go into all of that.

When you take a stop and really look at what they did to Beings host shell takes away a lot of the mystic of the Egyptian way of life-for me anyway.

It makes me thing they really weren't that advanced. I can't really explain why just that... it seems so primitive when you think about it.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 06:37 AM
reply to post by anon72

this is the most beautiful mummy i have ever seen in my whole life , i almost fell in love with her when saw her the first time , she has a charm.

but this one really reminds me of a person who is in trouble these days

uh yes, now i remember its Moammar Gadhafi

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 08:20 AM
reply to post by Dr UAE

I have to agree with you, she appears to have been a beautiful woman.

I wonder....

or did the process they did acutally make her look better? ugh

To have been a fly on the wall as they experimented with the process until prefection. Very interesting how they get the brains out etc. An interesting job title-brain remover

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