What are mummies?

Some articles on mummies:

Mummy Paper - Other Industrial Uses For Mummies
... Perhaps the most famous claimed use of mummies in other industries than papermaking appeared in Mark Twain’s novel Innocents Abroad ... then current on the Egyptian railroad of using mummies for fuel to power the locomotives ... the fuel they use for the locomotive is composed of mummies three thousand years old, purchased by the ton or by the graveyard for that purpose, and that sometimes one hears the profane engineer call out pettishly ...
Mummia
... Mummia, Mumia, or "Mummy" is either a substance used in the embalming of mummies, or a powder made from ground mummies, used as a "medical preparation" ... or carabe which have in the past been used as one of the ingredients in the preservation process of mummies ... it was used to fill out the body cavities of some Egyptian mummies ...
Museo De La Naturaleza Y El Hombre
... culture of the Guanche and also has one of the most modern methods of presentation of mummies, (announced in 2006 by the Cabildo de Tenerife through a ... fame is mainly due to its formidable collection of Guanche mummies ... the Museum of Nature and Man participated in an international research project on mummies (called PROJECT CRONOS), with a global exhibition of mummies ...
Mummy Paper - History - Isaiah Deck
... At this same time period, Egyptian mummies were not unknown in America ... Many mummies had been part of exhibits and had been shown in museums and traveling shows across the country ... one such show, where he would unwrap or unroll mummies in front of a crowd for their amusement ...
Animal Mummy - Differences Between Human and Animal Mummification
... The earliest signs of animal mummies are dated to the Badarian Predynastic Period (5500–4000BC) after the unification of upper and lower Egypt ... It is likely that animal mummies did not exist earlier on because mummification was less accessible primarily due to cost ... Mummies sold to pilgrims as offerings were only minimally treated, and unlike humans, even the most sacred of animals, such as the Apis bulls, did not have their internal organs preserved ...