Mummies Alive

  • 2015
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

A look at the history behind memorable mummies throughout the world.

Was Otzi the Iceman a Victim of Human Sacrifice?
03:26 — The presence of Otzi the Iceman's body in a "Liminal Zone" raises the possibility his death may have been the ultimate offering to the Gods. From: MU (more…)
How One Man Stood His Ground Against Mt. Vesuvius
04:56 — When Mount Vesuvius erupted 2,000 years ago, its victims were caught fleeing from its fury. Except for one soldier - his skeleton was found facing the (more…)
How 300 Skeletons Ended Up Near a Beach in Naples
02:11 — In 1982, more than 300 skeletons were found near a Naples beach. Evidence suggests they were killed by the Mt. Vesuvius eruption 2,000 years ago. Fro (more…)
What This Corpse Tells Us About Human Sacrifice in Ancient Ireland
03:41 — A 2,400-year-old corpse named Croghan Man is found in central Ireland's peat bogs. This is what researchers know about the peculiar way he died. From (more…)
Why Would Someone Fake a Mummy's Gun Wound?
04:09 — Late 19th-century sideshows specialized in curiosities like mummies to attract crowds. And curiosities didn't come bigger than Sylvester, who was supp (more…)
6 Surprising Mummies from Around the World
01:46 — "Mummies Alive" tells the stories of six incredibly preserved mummies, each with their own secrets. Join scientists and archaeologists as they attempt (more…)
How Do We Know This Incan Mummy Died Peacefully?
04:22 — Her expression is calm, with no signs of a struggle. Could this Inca maiden have been given alcohol to ensure a calm death? From: MUMMIES ALIVE: The (more…)
Investigating How Mt. Vesuvius's Victims Died
04:57 — The Herculaneum victims were thought to have died from volcanic gas asphyxiation. But a closer look at their skeletons suggests the gas may have kille (more…)
This 5,300-Year-Old Corpse Was Found by Accident
03:20 — When hikers Erika and Helmut Simon stumbled upon a frozen body deep in the Ötztal Alps, little did they know it belonged to one of the oldest preserv (more…)
Astonishing: Is This the World's Best-Preserved Mummy?
04:24 — At least 500 years old, the Inca maiden found at the top of the Andes is so well-preserved that visitors find themselves whispering, for fear of wakin (more…)
A Mutilated Mummy Mystery
04:54 — A lesser-known pharaoh, Seqenenre Tao, was discovered among legendary ancient Egyptian mummies like Seti I and Ramesses the Great. His distorted face, (more…)
?Egyptian Pharaohs: Great Warriors or Shams?
04:02 — Grand depictions of ??pharaohs in battle show rulers that were epically violent and powerful. But were these images truthful or merely idealized? Thes (more…)
Virgins of the Sun and Incan Human Sacrifice
04:39 — From: MUMMIES ALIVE: The Inca Maiden http://bit.ly/1CH7Ob7
?Was This Mummy Accidentally Shot?
01:44 — The wounds on the mummified body of a 19th-century gunslinger, known to us as Sylvester, suggests he was killed in a gunfight. A ballistics report tel (more…)
Why Does This Ancient Corpse Have a Manicure?
03:55 — The bog-preserved corpse of Croghan Man had well-manicured nails and a leather-plated armlet. What could this tell us about his role in an ancient soc (more…)
Mummies Alive
They're not all Egyptian pharaohs. Witness a mummy cowboy, soldier, iceman, Inca girl, and more.
Mummies Alive
They're not all Egyptian pharaohs. Witness a mummy cowboy, soldier, iceman, Inca girl, and more.

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  • Premiered: April 19, 2015
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A look at the history behind memorable mummies throughout the world. (more)

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