A Jamaican mummy. Is this for real?

We’ve all heard of Egyptian mummies. We’ve seen them in the movies: the dehydrated corpses of North African nobility, delicately wrapped in white gauze. In the movies, theses bodies often become re-animated as the spirits of the dead kings/queens become angered by greedy Europeans who came to rob their graves. But, could a real person, living in our time become a mummy? I was surprised to find out that one Jamaican lady has been mummified and she is now known as the “Mandeville Mummy”. Her body, which is on display at the Lyn’s Funeral Home, continues to attract attention and educate the public about death and the process of mummification.

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