7 Surprising Uses for Mummies

As fertilizer: It is well known that cats were highly valued and even worshipped in ancient Egyp.

As an ingredient in paint: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of painters who banded together in 1848 against the art of their time.

As fuel for locomotives: It was claimed by author Mark Twain that mummies had been used as fuel for locomotives.

As paper: While this may potentially be a myth, some believe that due to a paper shortage in the 19th century.

As fake religious relics: It is questionable as to whether some religious relics are legitimate.

As the life (?) of the party: This is not your typical party. During the Victorian era, wealthy members of society.

As medicine: Ground-up mummies were used as a prescribed medicine as early as the 16th century.

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