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Terrifying Mummies You’d Think Were Still Alive

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Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov

dashi monk

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Itigilov was a Buryat Buddhist lama of the Tibetan Buddhists who died in 1927. His request was to be buried just as his deceased body was found, which was in the classic Buddhist lotus pose for meditation. His remains were considered to resemble someone who had just died less than two days before. The secret? He was packed in salt.

Lady Xin Zhui

lady dai

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While she doesn’t look as “alive” as the others on this list, please consider that this body has been preserved since 163 BCE! She was the wife of the Marquis of Dai, during the Han Dynasty. Her tomb was discovered in Hunan, China in 1971. Also know as The Diva Mummy, she is considered one of the best mummies to ever preserved due to her soft skin, bendable joints and the fact that all her internal organs are still in place.

Tollund Man

tollund man

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He looks like a iron cast of a sleeping man, but Tollund Man is actually from 350 BCE. Found in a bog in Denmark by accident in 1950, those who discovered his body though he was a recently murder victim. Scientists believe this man was hung, perhaps as a sacrifice. They even found the contents of his stomach, which were vegetables and seeds.