Denmark

The remarkably well preserved of a 2300 mummy is found

May 6, 1950 Tollund, Denmark Two brothers find the body of a 2300 year old mummy The mummy, later dubbed the Tollund Man, was discovered in a peat bog as the brothers were cutting peat. Because the mummy was so well preserved, they initially believed the corpse to be a recently murdered person and informed… Continue reading The remarkably well preserved of a 2300 mummy is found

International/Multi-national · Religion

The discovery of 3 mummified, sacrificed children

March 16, 1999 Llullaillaco (on the border between Chile and Argentina) Three child mummies are discovered and dubbed “The Children of of Llullaillaco” The children were Incan human sacrifices, killed around 1500 AD. Extensive analysis of the bodies were able to track the food and other substances of the mummies for two years prior to… Continue reading The discovery of 3 mummified, sacrificed children

Peru · Religion

Mummified child found 550 years after death

September 8, 1995 Arequipa, Peru The mummified body of a young girl sacrificed to Incan gods is discovered The girl, nicknamed Momia Juanita ("mummy Juanita"), the Inca Ice Maiden, and Lady of Ampato, is approximated to have been 12-15 years old at the time of her death, and killed between 1450 and 1480. Due to… Continue reading Mummified child found 550 years after death