Enhtor soon realized that the mummy could be very valuable. Consequently, he removed it from its resting place and brought it back to his home in Ulaanbaatar. And from there, he planned to take it illegally across the border and sell it on the black market. Indeed, by all accounts he believed that the relic would fetch an extremely good price
However, the authorities got wind of Enhtor’s plans and consequently arrived at his property to arrest him. And inside they found the mummy, wrapped up in cow skin. As a result, the man could face a fine of up to $43,000 or even a 12-year jail term.
But it isn’t the attempted theft of the mummy that has been making headlines around the world. Instead, it is the remains themselves that have been causing a stir. Because, according to some experts, the 200-year-old mummy is, against all the odds, still alive.