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Alive Dead People: Most Well-Preserved Bodies in History (Part 1)

Ancient History | October 27, 2016

Vladimir Lenin (1870 - 1924): RUSSIA

This horrifyingly alive-looking man is Vladimir Lenin - the father of Russian Communism and the first leader of the Soviet Union.

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The government decided to preserve the body of Lenin for future generations,so they had to invent a highly complex process of embalming. Lenin's body requires extensive chemical baths, injections and evaluation. The body's organs were removed and replaced with a humidifier and pumping system, to help maintain the body's core temperature and fluid intake. His mummy is so well-preserved that it looks as if he will wake up any time now.

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When the Soviet Union existed, Lenin's suits were changed once a year. Since the fall of the communist nation, the mummy's suit is changed every five years.

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Lenin's trademark clenched right hand.

La Doncella (Death Estimated between 1450 and 1480): SOUTH AMERICA

Over 500 years ago, 15-year-old La Doncella and two other children were left to freeze to death by the Inca in a ritual sacrifice.

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Sitting cross-legged high at Mount Llullaillaco, she was drugged with chicha and coca leaves to induce a heavy sleep, and left to die as an offering to the Sun God. In 1999, archaeologists discovered the remains of La Doncella and the two other children.

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As if she could awake at any time, this mummy gives us the best look at how the ancient Inca dressed.

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Strands of grey hair were found in her braids suggesting a very stressful life.

H/T Vintag.es

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