The mummy returns: Stolen remains of Buddhist monk to be brought back to Mongolia grave

  • A man removes a mummy from a coffin before giving...

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    A man removes a mummy from a coffin before giving it new clothes in a ritual in the Toraja district of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi Province on Aug. 23, 2012. The ritual, called Ma’nene, involves changing the clothes every three years of mummified ancestors to honor love for the deceased. Locals believe dead family members are still with them, even if they died hundreds of years ago, a family spokesman said.

  • The mummified remains of a 10-month-old Hungarian baby are displayed...

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    The mummified remains of a 10-month-old Hungarian baby are displayed at the new Mummies of the World exhibit at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on June 28, 2010. The baby, known as the Detmold child, is on loan from the Lippisches Landes museum in Detmold, Germany.

  • Onlookers observe a mummy of a Tibetan Buddhist monk believed...

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    Onlookers observe a mummy of a Tibetan Buddhist monk believed to be at least 500 years old, at Giu village in Himachal Pradesh state, India, on Sept. 7, 2009. The Mummy was found by Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

  • The 5,300-year-old mummy known as "Oetzi" is seen in this...

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    The 5,300-year-old mummy known as “Oetzi” is seen in this photo taken shortly after its arrival in the Archeology Museum in Bolzano, Italy on Jan. 16, 1998.

  • A mummy discovered in Vac, Hungary named Michael Orlovits emerges...

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    A mummy discovered in Vac, Hungary named Michael Orlovits emerges from a CT scan at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on June 23, 2010. The Orlovits family was with a group of mummies found in 1994 in a forgotten church crypt in Vac. The mummie were made part of the “Mummies of the World” exhibit, which is being called the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled.

  • The face of Pharaoh Tutankhamen is displayed in a climate-controlled...

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    The face of Pharaoh Tutankhamen is displayed in a climate-controlled case at his tomb in the Valley of the Kings, near Cairo, Egypt, on Nov. 4, 2007. On this day, the true face of ancient Egypt’s boy king Tutankhamun was revealed to the public for the first time since he died in mysterious circumstances more than 3,000 years ago. The pharaoh’s mummy was moved from its ornate sarcophagus in the tomb where its 1922 discovery caused an international sensation to a nearby climate-controlled case where experts say it will be better preserved.

  • A mummy called "Seated for Eternity" originating from Peru is...

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    A mummy called “Seated for Eternity” originating from Peru is on display during a press preview of the Mummies of the World exhibit at the Franklin Institute on June 15, 2011 in Philadelphia.

  • The 3,000-year-old mummy, of what is believed to be Ramesses...

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    The 3,000-year-old mummy, of what is believed to be Ramesses I, who ruled Egypt from 1292-1290 B.C, lies during a news conference at the Egyptian museum in Cairo on Oct. 26, 2003. The pharaoh is returning to Egypt, 150 years after it was looted from its home, after being returned from The Michael C. Carlos Museum in the U.S. city of Atlanta.

  • Members of the media view an infant mummy discovered in...

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    Members of the media view an infant mummy discovered in the Tarim Basin in far western China, at the Secrets of the Silk Road exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia on Feb. 18, 2011.

  • Egyptian conservators clean a female mummy dated to Pharaonic late...

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    Egyptian conservators clean a female mummy dated to Pharaonic late period, (712-323 BC), in the conservation center of Egypt’s Grand museum under construction, just outside Cairo, Egypt, on March 17, 2014. Egypt’s antiquities minister says construction has begun on the main hall of a massive new museum by the Pyramids, the final phase of a complex that’s intended to house 100,000 ancient artifacts including King Tutankhamun’s mummy.

  • The mummy El Nino (The Boy), a seven-year old Inca...

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    The mummy El Nino (The Boy), a seven-year old Inca child was found along with two other frozen mummies on March 15, 1999 on the top of the Llullaillaco volcano in the Argentine Andes near the border with Chile. The mummy is pictured here on display on Oct. 28, 2008 at the MAAM (High Mountain Archaeology Museum) in Salta, Argentina.

  • The mummy "La Doncella" or "The Maiden" sits on display...

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    The mummy “La Doncella” or “The Maiden” sits on display at the High Mountain Archeological Museum (MAAM) in Salta, Argentina on Sept. 6, 2007. “The Maiden,” who was displayed for the first time since her discovery in 1999, was approximately 15-years-old when she and two children died as human sacrifices to Gods by the Incas more than 500 years ago on the top of the Llullaillaco volcano.

  • This May 18, 2007 photo shows a mummy named "Juanita"...

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    This May 18, 2007 photo shows a mummy named “Juanita” also known as the “Lady of Ampato.” Authorities of the National Culture Institute said on Nov. 23, 2007 in Lima that the mummy is currently suffering from a slight deterioration that could eventually end in a complete decomposition if not saved by new technology.

 

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