Mummies found or displayed within WHS

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Abbey of St Gall Egyptian mummy in the library of the monastery
Ancient Thebes Mummy of Ramesses II was found here (now displayed in Cairo museum). Also Tutankhamun and others
Arequipa Mummy Juanita, on display in Catholic University of Santa María's Museum of Andean Sanctuaries (Museo Santuarios Andinos)
Chinchorro Culture The Chinchorro innovated continuously in their mummification practices to create artificial mummies that possessed extraordinary material, sculptural, and aesthetic qualities (AB ev)
Cuzco "Royal Mummies" kept at Cuzco were all destroyed by the conquistadores. Cuzco museum still has other mummies.
Gebel Barkal Most tombs emptied but eg one mummy found at Nuri c1984 by thieves who were apprehended.
Golden Mountains of Altai Pazyryk mummies
Guanajuato The Mummies of Guanajuato are a number of naturally mummified bodies interred during a cholera outbreak around Guanajuato, Mexico in 1833. The bodies were mummified due to the air and weather in the area.
Hiraizumi Mummies of the three Fujiwara lords at Chusonji Temple
Kremlin and Red Square Body of Lenin
Kyiv Cathedral and Lavra Pechersk Lavra: hundreds of mummified bodies of monks
Lima Body of Pizarro
Mammoth Cave Several pre-Columbian mummies have been found preserved.
Memorial Sites of Genocide Murambi: "in some of which the mummified bodies and skulls and bones of victims are displayed" (AB ev)
Potosi Several young children, displayed in La Moneda
Pyramids (Memphis) Numerous
Qadisha Valley Maronite mummies
Qhapaq Ñan Piramide del Cerro Aconcagua (AR-PIN-20/CS-2011) "with its ceremonial site in La Piramide (ca. 5,300 MASL), has, in a dry-stone wall structure, the mummified body of a child..........In the protected landfill of one of the dry-stone walls there was the funerary bundle containing the tightly folded body of an infant of some 7 years of age, half-buried and slanted due to displacement" (Nom File)
Quebrada de Humahuaca Tilcara museum holds a mummy that originates from San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)
Tadrart Acacus The "black Mummy" - a Mummified infant was found in a rock shelter at Uan Muhuggiag in 1958. Carbon dating indicates it predates known Egyptian mummification.
Tallinn St Nicholas' Church - The side chapel used to hold the mummy of Duke Eugène de Croÿ, the commander of the Russian army at Battle of Narva (1700).
Teide National Park "The prehispanic population of Tenerife (Guanches) buried their dead in caves. Many corpses are totally or partially mummified."
Tiwanaku Preservation, use, and reconfiguration of mummy bundles and skeletal remains


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