November 30, 2022

Ancient Egyptian mummification was never intended to preserve bodies, new exhibit reveals | Live Science

It’s long been believed that mummification was meant to preserve the dead. It turns out that notion is dead wrong.

It’s long been believed that mummification was meant to preserve the dead. It turns out that notion is dead wrong.

Ancient Egyptian mummification was never intended to preserve bodies, new exhibit reveals | Live Science

It turns out it was an assumption developed in the Victorian era. Its purpose was religious in nature, it had nothing to do with preserving the body. This assumption was made because of salt and how fish was preserved.

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