Eva Peron, also known as Evita, is known to be one of the world's best-preserved mummies. She was born on May 7, 1919. She was the first wife of Argentina's President of the time. She died in 1952.


Eva's mummification process was performed by Dr. Pedro Ana, an anatomy professor who's work was referred to as the "Art of Death". He replaced the blood and water contents in her body with glycerin which preserved her internal organs. This process took a year. Her body was displayed for a number of years before overthrown by the government. Her body had later been taken to Italy where it was kept hidden. However, her body was subject to vandalism and abuse during the 16 years it was hidden. Eva's husband was finally able to retrieve the body and bury it.


Eva died of cancer in 1952.




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