Excavations of an ancient burial site in Mukdahan, Thailand, revealed corpses with preserved skin covered in tattoos, believed to be a black magic spell.
The site is located in a remote area near the Laos border. Archaeologists cleaning the cemetery found a corpse with parts of the skin still intact. The skin was hanging off the dead man’s skeleton, was covered with tribal bamboo tattoos. The artwork is believed to have been inked as part of an ancient black magic spell was hoped to make the skin impenetrable.
Experts state that the ink used in the Sanskrit writing tattoos and tiger pictures ensured the man’s body stayed together and was prevented from rotting. Analysis of the body show that the individual may have died of fatal appendicitis. He couldn’t receive surgery because the skin was too hard to cut and he possibly ended up dying in agonising pain from the illness. As the skin has a lot of tattoos it hasn’t gone rotten. The protective spell to protect the person and make him strong ironically prevented the operation and then after he died stopped his skin from rotting
(after Mirror Online & Exclusivepix Media)