Ancient Egyptian mummies found floating in sewage water in Egypt

Two mummies complete with sarcophagi were retrieved from dirty sewage water where they’d been found floating near El Minya, Egypt. The mummies were located this week by police after being spotted floating in the polluted water. The colorfully painted sarcophagi have now all but disintegrated.

Art, Meds, and Fuel—The Surprising Historical Uses of Ancient Mummies

Mummies, unlike other human remains, are even now regarded as special, exciting artifacts. However, it was not too long ago that mummies were used in unconventional ways—as drugs, as entertainment, and perhaps even as fuel.