Behold the miracle with your own eyes
The miraculous story of the centuries-old Wiuwert mummies is riddled with mysteries. Even now science has been unable to back why the bodies have been preserved so well since 1609. The crypt is a mystery and the keeper of the secret of Wiuwert. Tours are held from April till October. Groups of 15 persons and over are to announce their participation ahead. The entry fee is 3 euros per person.
HISTORY OF THE MUMMIES
Scientists still wonder why it is happening
In the Nicolas Church of Wiuwert you can find one of the world’s wonders: mummified people that have existed for over three centuries. They have become mummified because of the natural circumstances within in the crypt which they were buried in. Scientists have yet to find out what the cause of this mystery is.
In the year of 1609 the crypt was built beneath the choir of the church for the noble family of Walta. They lived in a castle nearby the village. In 1675 a group called the Labadisten came to live in the Walta castle and some of them were buried in the crypt as well.
In 1765 carpenters came upon the well preserved bodies in the crypt and discovered ‘The secret of Wiuwert’. Since then people have come to see this miracle. Scientists still can’t provide an explanation of this preservation. Different investigators have found out that there is a constant low temperature and high humidity in the crypt. The continuous air flow may also be an important factor.
Some people believe there are other reasons for this mystery including the earth’s radiation or gasses coming from the soil however we still don’t know. The birds on the ceiling are the proof that this mummification process in the crypt is still ongoing…