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Descendants Stunned to Find Mummy in Grave of Ancestor

Posted by Jean-Yves on May 20, 2020

Descendants of a business entrepreneur who died close to a century ago were stunned to discover that an ancestor’s last wish to be mummified was carried out.

In his will, Ichirobe Yamada left instructions for his body to be accorded rituals more commonly associated with ancient Egyptians. On May 13, after 10 hours or so of digging and exhuming remains from coffins within coffins, Yamada’s descendants did indeed find a mummy under Yamada’s grave in Fujiidera, Osaka Prefecture.

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