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7 Unexpectedly Nice Places to be Buried, Drowned, or Otherwise Disposed Of

Featured — By Rachel Greenberg on July 11, 2011 at 7:00 am

2. Perfectly Preserved Mummies – Vac, Hungary

Image: Morbid Anatomy

Egyptians are famous for their mummies, but the residents of Vac didn’t do so badly either. Discovered in 1994 while renovating a Dominican Church, Vac’s mummy crypt was chock-full of some of the most elaborately dressed and well preserved modern mummies science has ever seen. By dumb luck the crypt, sealed in the 1700s, had the perfect conditions for mummy preservation — even the handmade stockings on the deceased were still perfectly intact.

Not only were the mummies pristine, but the elaborate decorations on the coffins blew researchers away. Each was hand-painted with a theme representing the deceased’s life, fulling celebrating it. We sure hope our life is remembered in such a beautiful way after we’re gone. Our remains becoming legends two hundred years after we die? Icing on the cake, baby.

The mummies and their coffins are on display in Vac, but they do occasionally tour around Hungary, so if you’re planning a visit make sure they’re at home when you go!

Image: Curious Expeditions/Flickr

Image: Morbid Anatomy

Tags: Bone Church, cemetery, Czech Republic, Daisen Konfun, Florida, Hanging graves, Hawaii, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Miami, Molokai, Neptune Memorial Reef, Osaka, Prague, Sedlec Ossuary, Sky Burial, tibet, Torajaland, Vac

    2 Comments

  • KRS says:

    Although The Bone Church looked kinda morbidly fascinating, I think I’d go with the last one, The Sky Burial. What a way to go back into nature!

  • mark says:

    Turned into a reef would be ok, after all I am dead and what ever happens with my body just does not matter.

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