Mummy & Deady LbNA # 60995
|Owner||Sweet 'n' Spicy|
|Placed Date||Mar 1 2012|
The earliest ancient Egyptians buried their dead in small pits in the desert. The heat and dryness of the sand dehydrated the bodies quickly, creating lifelike and natural 'mummies'. Later, the ancient Egyptians began burying their dead in coffins to protect them from wild animals in the desert. However, they realized that bodies placed in coffins decayed when they were not exposed to the hot, dry sand of the desert. Over many centuries, the ancient Egyptians developed a method of preserving bodies so they would remain lifelike. The process included embalming the bodies and wrapping them in strips of linen. Today we call this process mummification.
Directions: Box is located in the Der Stadt Friedhof Cemetery of Fredericksburg. From Main St. head North on Washington St. past the Admiral Nimitz Museum. Turn right on Austin St. and then left on Lee St. At the corner of Lee and Schubert is an entrance to the cemetery. Pull in and look to your right for the windmill and a stone shed. Beyond them, all the way back, there is a rock retaining wall that runs parallel to the graves. There is a cluster of bamboo growing on the other side of the wall. To left of that you will notice some unusual looking cactus also growing. Next to the cactus find the large square concrete block on top of the wall. Looking a little farther left from this block, about 6 feet over, there should be a rock with a noticeable circle-shaped hole on the top. You will find the letterbox under this rock in the wall. (The nearest headstone has a hand with a finger pointing up to the sky.) Please place the rock back with hole facing upward for others to find!!