Mummy of Ramesses II

In 1881, the mummy of Ramesses II was found and taken to Cairo. Egyptologists decided to unwrap the body to see what they would find in the wrappings. When they had finished unwrapping Ramesses II's body, they were surprised to see how well-preserved and lifelike it was.

Many mummies were unwrapped around this time, and Egyptologists learnt a lot about how mummies were made by unwrapping them.