Embalming techniques have been around since before the ancient Egyptians. While they mummified their dead, embalming and preservation techniques have evolved throughout the years. Some of these techniques are so phenomenal that these deceased people look like they are just sleeping, even decades, centuries or millennia later.
If you like to be creeped out or if you are just fascinated by history and science, you should take a look at these wonderful examples of preserved corpses.
Morbid but extremely fascinating
The first leader of the Soviet Union and communist revolutionary, Lenin died in 1924. The government loved Lenin so much that they thought it was a good idea to preserve his body. The Russians, known for their intelligence, invented their own process of mummification. Lenin’s remains still needs chemical baths, injections and constant inspections. On the inside, his organs were taken out and replaced with a humidifier. To keep his tissue at it’s original color, they use simple hydrogen peroxide.
At just 15-years old, this girl was estimated to have frozen to death around 1450. Autopsies suggests she was drugged with ethanol and coca leaves before being place outside as a sacrifice to the Gods along with two other younger children.