Mummy trivia: the only emperor in Chinese history who was made into a mummy

After the death of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt, they all love to make mummy. The solid wood…

After the death of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt, they all love to make mummy. The solid wood mummy is not a patent of Egypt, but a way of corpse preservation. There are some mummy in South America and Europe, but they are not famous. Then, after the death of the Chinese emperor, Didn’t make a mummy? The only emperor who was made into a mummy in China was Liao Taizong Yelu Deguang. In 927, the 25-year-old Yerodeguang became the second-generation emperor of Liao, and he dreamed of annexing the Central Plains.


Mummy trivia: the only emperor in Chinese history who was made into a mummy
Mummy trivia: the only emperor in Chinese history who was made into a mummy

In 947, Yelüdeguang, 45, contracted a fever while evacuating the Central Plains and died. At this time, the queen queen of the sacred law who went to Beijing far away in Liao capital came with the decree: “You must see people in your life and you must see the corpse in your death.”

An imperial chef came up with an idea: simply make the emperor “bā”: Northern nomads like to eat beef and mutton, sometimes after killing a cow or sheep, they ca n’t eat it for a while. In the summer, the herders put the cattle and sheep The entrails are hollowed out, and salted, it becomes a “bā” that will not rot, which is equivalent to “bacon” in the Central Plains.

When this idea came out, although there was a meaning to treat the emperor as a livestock, helplessly, the ministers of civil and military affairs and the elder doctors had to follow the advice of the chef, so Yerodeguang became the only mummy emperor in the history of our country.

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