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Photograph from Fame Pictures/Barcroft With eyebrows, hair, and skin still intact after more than 600 years, a remarkably preserved Chinese "wet mummy" remains bundled in her quilt after centuries in a flooded coffin. Removed from her wooden casket on March 1, the body had been found in a tomb accidentally uncovered by roadbuilders near the city of Taizhou.

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from National Geographic News

Pictures: Lifelike "Wet Mummy" Found During Roadbuilding

Freed from a liquid-filled coffin last week, the centuries-old Chinese woman had been found when roadbuilders stumbled upon a tomb.

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from National Geographic News

Pictures: Lifelike "Wet Mummy" Found During Roadbuilding

Freed from a liquid-filled coffin last week, the centuries-old Chinese woman had been found when roadbuilders stumbled upon a tomb.

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from National Geographic News

Pictures: Lifelike "Wet Mummy" Found During Roadbuilding

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from Owlcation

World's Best Preserved Mummies

Humans are fascinated with the preservation of their dead. From Rosalia Lombardo to John Torrington and the Wet Mummies of China, here are the world's best preserved examples.

Otzi The Iceman, Worlds Oldest Wet Mummy, Had Bad Teeth The Neolithic mummy Ötzi (approximately 3300 BC) displays an astoundingly large number of oral diseases and dentition problems that are still widespread today. As Prof. Frank Rühli, head of the study, explains, Ötzi suffered from heavy dental abrasions, had several carious lesions – some severe – and had mechanical trauma to one of his front teeth which was probably due to an accident.

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from Owlcation

World's Best Preserved Mummies

Humans are fascinated with the preservation of their dead. From Rosalia Lombardo to John Torrington and the Wet Mummies of China, here are the world's best preserved examples.

The Iceman is one of the oldest mummies in the world. However, it is not only his historical age that makes him particularly valuable for scientists but also the way in which he was mummified. Ötzi is a so-called “wet mummy”, i.e. one in which humidity is retained in individual cells. The body tissue is elastic and suitable for performing detailed scientific investigations. Moreover, he is a natural mummy, unaltered by burial rites or other interventions. With his complete clothing and…

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from Owlcation

World's Best Preserved Mummies

Humans are fascinated with the preservation of their dead. From Rosalia Lombardo to John Torrington and the Wet Mummies of China, here are the world's best preserved examples.