Photo Gallery: Return from the Crypt
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Photo Gallery: Return from the Crypt

Foto: Wilfried Rosendahl / Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim

Tales from the Crypt The Mystery of Germany's Aristocratic Mummies

When they died, Germany noble families of the 18th century did what the Egyptians had done before them: They had themselves mummified. As an increasing number of such well-preserved corpses are found, scientists are trying to find out why.
Translated from the German by Jan Liebelt