Eternal Remains: World Mummification and the Beliefs that make it Necessary provides a comprehensive introduction to bodily preservation in worldwide cultures. It is unique, as it focuses on the religious and spiritual beliefs that necessitated the practice. Containing newly translated information about the self-mummified monks in Japan and the Christian Incorruptibles in Europe, this text also includes facts about the world's smallest mummy, Ichiknuna. Recently discovered in Peru, this is the first text to introduce her to the English-speaking world. Eternal Remains also contains new information about the Guanajuato mummies, Otzi the Ice Man, and King Tutankhamun, as well as the Frankenstein mummies of Cladh Hallan, the Jívaro practice of shrinking heads, and the strangely preserved bodies in Ferentillo.