Scary facts about mummies
• Scary facts about mummies
When we hear the word "mummy", then immediately present ancient Egypt and pyramids. Detailed studies of mummification were taken by scientists only in the early twentieth century: the first open pyramid bestowed its highbrow robbers portion of poison, after which the mummies for a while, left alone. At this time, archaeologists have learned to fully explore not only Egypt, but also the Indian mummies - although some scientists are still afraid to engage in this cloud-shrouded object of mystification.
The Mummy - human or animal body, which has been subjected to special, very unappetizing processing. The internal organs were removed, all washed with soda and resin and wax wraps soaked bandages.
The ancient Egyptians started to make a mummy around 3400 BC. e., but it took almost eight years to understand how the internal organs must be removed. There are a few gloomy techniques that involve the removal of organs from another living person - the Egyptians believed that the body is preserved as the life force.
The Egyptians were not only people mummification. Jackals, cats, monkeys, horses, birds, snakes, crocodiles, hippos and even lions. We can say that these guys were a bit obsessed with mummification.
Why are so many coffins with the jackal's head? This image of Anubis, the god of the underworld.
In fact, the first mummy did not Egyptians. South American tribe chinchorro mummified dead seven thousand years ago. They are subjected to the procedure as a respected member of the tribe, and the enemies - the latter tried to mummify in vivo, infusing special solutions in their bodies.
Egyptian mythology has it that the first mummified was the god Osiris - but, of course, his remains were never ever found.
A lot of people mistakenly believe that the mummification were subjected to only the pharaohs. In fact, the procedure could order anyone who has had a good income.
The ancient Egyptians believed: the deceased in the next life we need not only jewelry, but also slaves. Together with the pharaohs bricked alive by thousands of people.
Of course, the thieves all over the world tried to get into the pyramid, trying to seize the fabulous treasure of the Pharaohs. Some have succeeded. Most were killed under very strange circumstances - dozens of archaeologists shared their fate. Scientists still have not come to a definite conclusion that can be the fault of such outcome of events.
In the Victorian era, many British rich loved buy mummies to their party. Their unfolding right in front of guests - a rather strange way to have fun, is not it?