The Guanajuato Mummies - Starting in 1865 and lasting all the way until 1958, the small town of Guanajuato, Mexico required that relatives pay a grave tax. When the relatives failed to do so for three years in a row, their deceased loved ones were promptly dug up and evicted. Weirdly, due to the extremely dry conditions of the soil and burial procedures the corpses often came up as well preserved if shrunken mummies.
Tollund Man (Silkeborg, Denmark) is the world's best preserved bog mummy. He died around 350 BC - early iron age and was discovered in 1950 by the Højgård brothers. Burried under 2 meters of peat, his body arranged in a fetal position. The approximately 40-year old man wore a pointed leather cap made of sheepskin and a belt around his hips and was otherwise naked. Around his neck was a tightly drawn noose made of plaited animal hide. Tollund Man died by hanging.
Maximiliano I Emperor of Mexico's corpse.
Museum Vrolik has been one of the AMC’s main attractions since 1984. Its collection includes items that are hundreds of years old, with more than ten thousand anatomical specimens in preservative, human and animal skeletons and skulls, and anatomical models and reconstructions.
Discovered in a mouse trap in Metepec, Mexico, this bizarre creature seems to combine features both animal, human, and alien. Perhaps it is a mummifed fairy or a tiny visitor from beyond the stars. Some say it is nothing but a mummified monkey and a hoax. DNA tests of it have been inconclusive.
The boy king Tutankhamun's mummified head
A Danish bog has been harbouring a terrifying secret for thousands of years. Archaeologists spent all summer 2012 excavating a small sample of what has turned out to be a mass grave containing skeletal remains from more than 1,000 warriors who were killed in battle some 2,000 years ago. (Photo: Skanderborg Museum)