Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The 13 Days of Creepmas: Day 11

"On the Eleventh Day of Creepmas, my true love gave to me
Eleven mummies meditating!"

(PLEASE NOTE: These are images of actual mummies; no cartoons, drawings, cakes, or CG here.  Some are a bit graphic, so if you feel uncomfortable viewing human remains, you may want to skip this post.)

Ancient Egyptian mummy

Even more ancient Egyptian mummy

Incan mummy

Not sure where this gentlemummy is from...

Peruvian mummy

Tollund Man (European bog mummy)

17th-century German nobleman preserved in the crypt of his family's castle
(From Mummies of the World exhibit)

Peruvian mummy  (Mummies of the World exhibit)

Egyptian mummy

Chinese mummy

Making a modern American mummy (USA, 2001)

One thing I can never be is disrespectful to actual mummies, human or animal.  I find them incredibly fascinating, because they were once human beings, perhaps ancestors of mine or of someone I know.

BUT that doesn't mean I can't include them in a Creepmas post!


  1. Here's another story: In our town lies a huge mine, it has molded the landscape around our town. Long ago a young miner took the stairs down the mine when he had his spare time. No one knows why, some says he was drunk. A landslip in the mine trapped him in a waterfilled shaft for 40 years and he was lost and missed until they started to dig in that corner. When they found him 1719 hee came up to the air and was as fresh as the day he died, the minerals and the lack of air had preserved him. Two old ladies claimed that they were engaged with him to be able to get retirement money, they both recognized his face. For 30 years he was one of the big attractions for tourists, kings and nobel people before he got a funeral and was buried under the church floor. In the 1860s he was found again during a renovation and was once again an attraction for our town. This time all the way until 1930 when he got a huge celebrity funeral for the last time. The state of the body were by then not very good and it smelled horrible.
    Maybe I should write a post about it, what do you say? :)

    1. Oh, YES, you should definitely post about that!!! With pictures, if you can get them! I'm surprised I never read that story in all my research on mummies, because I'm interested in all of them, not just Egyptian ones. Thanks for sharing that! :-)

  2. I love mummies! During high-school I studied them a little (Mummification was my best topic, but naming gods was my worst). I remember watching a documentary where scientists were trying to recreate mummification in the contemporary world, with a real person that volunteered and thinking that I would love for my remains to be mummified! Plus, I watched the mummy just the other night.

    Yay mummies!

    1. Hmmm, somehow I don't think the mummy in "The Mummy" really enjoyed the experience, though! ;-)

      It's good to find another mummy lover! I've loved learning about them since I was in high school as well, although I met my first mummy long before that. Mummies rule!!