Vodnjan Mummies, Vodnjan Croatia. Most people think of Egypt when they think of mummies, but Croatia has a pretty impressive collection as well. And Croatia’s mummies are said to be “mystical” — this is because the bodies don’t appear to have been carefully prepared for preservation in any way, and yet — gross! — they have failed to completely decompose. One of these, the body of a nun who died in the early 1500s, is considered to be the best-preserved mummy in Europe.