10 Shocking Facts About Mummies You Didn’t Know

A mummy is a dead animal or human whose organs and skin have been preserved by either accidental or intentional exposure to chemicals, extremely low humidity, lack of air or extreme cold, so that the recovered body does not decompose further if kept in dry and cool conditions. Mummies of animals and humans have been discovered on every continent as a result of natural preservation through strange conditions and as cultural artifacts. More than one million animal mummies have been discovered in Egypt. This list contains 10 shocking facts about mummies you didn’t know.

Best Preserved Mummy

A 2,100-year-old mummy was discovered in China whose blood was running in veins, joints were flexible and skin was moist besides having all organs intact.


Researchers have discovered 3,000-year-old ‘Frankenstein’ mummies in Scotland. Two bodies were made out of six individuals.