Origins of Egyptian mummy making may predate pyramids

Embalming mixture used to wrap bodies for burial appeared as early as 6,330 years ago

woven material used for mummifiction

PRESERVED PRESERVATIVE  Woven material placed on an Egyptian corpse more than 5,000 years ago contains traces of the embalming substances that were also used much later to mummify dead pharaohs, researchers say.

© Ron Oldfield, J. Jones

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