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Creepy Ferentillo mummies

Below the Church of Santo Stefano in the peaceful landscape of Ferentillo, southern Umbria, were buried bodies preserved by a rare microfungus that attacked corpses and turned them into mummies.

Weird Italy umbria Creepy Ferentillo mummies Italian History Magazine What to see in Italy  Umbria pilgrims mummies microfungus ferentillo mummies Church of Santo Stefano burial ground bodies   The Church was built in 15th century above an older church used as burial ground from 16th to 19th century. Some of the mummies still have beards, teeth and hairs. Some of them are elderly people, a napoleonic soldier, a murder, a victim, a mother with her child, two birds, the hunchback Severino and even two Chinese lovers pilgrims who died during their travel in Italy for cholera.

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photo: dr. Labude

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Photos: Musei Terni