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Photos: World's Most Horrifying Mummies

Forget about the deadly monsters that desert winds conjure up in the series of blockbuster Mummy movies. There's nothing scarier—or more thrilling—than getting face-to-face with an ancient body. Our challenge? To wrap up the most visually compelling desiccated corpses we could find. From a Communist heavy hitter to a Buddhist monk perpetually set in the lotus position, we got the goods.

By , Monday, Oct 31, 2016, 7:00 AM

Source Article: Photos: World's Most Horrifying Mummies

Mexico

Momias de Guanajuatto in Mexico.

(Tomas Castelazo / Wikimedia Commons)

Catacombs of the Capuchins

Catacombs of the Capuchins

(Courtesy Sibeaster/Wikimedia Commons)

Catacombs of the Capuchins

Catacombs of the Capuchins

(Courtesy Sibeaster/Wikimedia Commons)

Catacombs of the Capuchins

Catacombs of the Capuchins

(Courtesy Maria lo sposo/Wikimedia Commons)

Lenins Mausoleum

Lenin's Mausoleum

(ITAR-TASS Photo Agency / Alamy)

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Dr. Nasri Iskander, now retired, worked for over 40 years on the preservation treatment to royal mummies in his former laboratory, April 2006, at Cairo Museum, Egypt.

(Getty Images )

Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

(Courtesy Anton Gutsunaev/Wikimedia Commons)

Monkey

Mummified Monkey

(Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images )

Timbac Caves

Timbac Caves

(Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images )

Timbac Caves

Timbac Caves

(Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham

(Courtesy Michael Reeve/Wikimedia Commons)

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

"Ötzi" at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

(Courtesy South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology)

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

"Ötzi" at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

(Courtesy South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology)

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

"Ötzi" at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

(Courtesy South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Foto Ochsenreiter)

Museo Arqueológio

 

Museo Arqueológio

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Museo Arqueológio

 

Museo Arqueológio

(Courtesy Pablo Trincado/Wikimedia Commons)

Vietnam History Museum

Vietnam History Museum

(Courtesy Stephan Ridgway/Wikimedia Commons)

Ivolginsky Temple

Itigilov at the Ivolginsky Temple in Buryatia, Russia.

El Brujo Archeological Complex

El Brujo Archeological Complex

(Courtesy debord/Flickr)

El Brujo Archeological Complex

El Brujo Archeological Complex

(Courtesy Fundacion Wiese)

El Brujo Archeological Complex

El Brujo Archeological Complex

(Courtesy Fundacion Wiese)

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