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A 1955 photo of some of the infant mummies exhumed from Panteon cemetery in Guanajuato, Mexico. George Pickow/Three Lions/Getty Images

How can a corpse be incorruptible?

These mummified infants are actually where they're supposed to be: the vault of a cemetery in Guanajuato, Mexico.

The barren desert of China’s southern Tarim Basin has been the source of some of the ancient world’s most mysterious tattooed mummies. One of them belonged to a woman who some time between 1000 and 600 B.C. was possibly sacrificed and then buried in a necropolis now outside the modern village of Zaghunluq. The woman had brown hair with white streaks that had been braided and tied with red wool string, and her eyebrows had been painted just before her death.

Tarim Basin Mummy Tattoo - (Courtesy Victor Mair): The barren desert of China’s…

The Guanajuato mummies were discovered in the cemetery of Guanajuato, a city northwest of Mexico City. It turned out that the combination of area's dry  atmosphere and the mineral content of the soil preserves and naturally mummifies bodies, a process which only takes 5 or 6 years.

The Guanajuato mummies were discovered in the cemetery of Guanajuato, northwest of Mexico City. The combination of a dry atmosphere and mineral content of the soil preserves and naturally mummifies bodies, a process which takes years.

German prisoners uncover a mass grave holding victims of Kaufering Camp III.    The original caption reads, "Atrocity Story. German murder camp known as Lager #3. German prisoners uncover a mass grave used for the disposition of bodies. The [hole] is approx. 12' X 50' and bodies are stacked 5 high. Death was traced to various reasons. Some were given a poison hypodermic in the wrist, others had died from starvation or typhus. This pit, one of many, was estimated to hold 1,000 bodies."

German prisoners uncover a mass grave holding victims of Kaufering Camp III…

Mummies in the Capuchin Catacombs below Palermo, Sicily, "where old Italians got to die"

Ghoulish mummies in the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily

Four long limestone corridors underneath the Capuchin Church in Palermo hold about mummies.

Desordenaré las lluvias.: Burlar a la muerte

cultofweird: “ In the Royal Navy ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror embarked on an expedition to explore the Canadian arctic. Both ships and all 129 crew members vanished. Search parties and.

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is anyone else fascinated by mummies the history the science I can’t get enough

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