The Egyptians began surprisingly early, embalmed their dead, a study shows. Accordingly, the tradition developed already more than a thousand years earlier than previously thought – at the end of the Neolithic period

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The Egyptians began surprisingly early, embalmed their dead, a study shows. Accordingly, the tradition developed already more than a thousand years earlier than previously thought – at the end of the Neolithic period

Before the Egyptians began to embalm their dead, they left the desert sand work. The hot, dry earth deprived the corpses quickly the liquid: The fabric could not decay, the meat was preserved. In the late Neolithic and predynastic period, 4500 to 3100 years before our era, this was the usual way of mummification – was believed previously. Now researchers have found evidence that the Egyptians long before nachhalfen the natural processes with pastes embalming- and thought over a thousand years earlier than previously. The oldest evidence came earlier from the year 2200 BC.

Before the Egyptians began to embalm their dead, they left the desert sand work. The hot, dry earth deprived the corpses quickly the liquid: The fabric could not decay, the meat was preserved. In the late Neolithic and predynastic period, 4500 to 3100 years before our era, this was the usual way of ...

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