- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
Ancient civilizations did not have a monopoly on mummies--see how natural forces have preserved human bodies in a wide range of often surprising ways.
The Ancient Egyptians worked painstakingly to preserve the bodies of important people for their journey into the afterlife. But in locations throughout the world, natural forces have occasionally conspired to do the same job.
NATURAL MUMMIES examines famous finds like the Lemon Grove Mummies, found in the Mexican desert, and Otzi the iceman, discovered high in the Alps. Archeologists, meteorologists and other experts who have studied the bodies explain how they have been preserved. Cold, dryness, and even naturally occurring acids can play a role in the process, and in almost every case, the discoveries of these bodies has led to important revelations about the times and societies in which they lived.
From the stories of their discovery to the ongoing revelations that examinations of the bodies provide, NATURAL MUMMIES explores a strange and fascinating phenomenon.