Though they are undeniably creepy to see in person, I'm completely fascinated by mummies.
When the "Mummies of the World" exhibit recently came to my city, I jumped at the chance to see it and loved every single second of the experience. It was pretty surreal, though -- I knew that I was looking at actual dead people who had lived in the distant past, but it was really hard to imagine their shriveled, dry bodies as ever being full of life.
While most mummies are preserved very well, doctors never expect to find one that still has soft skin and pliable organs inside. But when surgeons dissected the 2000-year-old corpse of a Chinese woman named Xin Zhui, they were amazed at what they found.