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Richly Adorned Egyptian Tomb Could Rewrite the History of Mummification

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. Michie

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    A new analysis of a Fifth-Dynasty official’s mummy suggests sophisticated embalming techniques are 1,000 years older than previously believed


    A new analysis of an ancient Egyptian mummy suggests that sophisticated techniques for preserving the dead may be 1,000 years older than previously believed. The discovery centers on the tomb of a high-ranking Old Kingdom official known as Khuwy, reports Kamal Tabikha for the National.

    Archaeologists excavated the mummy at the Saqqara necropolis, south of Cairo, in 2019. Hieroglyphs on the wall of the tomb where the deceased was laid to rest show that the burial took place during the Fifth Dynastyperiod, which spanned the early 25th to mid-24th century B.C.E. Pottery and jars used to store body parts removed during the man’s mummification also appear to date to the time of the Old Kingdom.

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    Ancient humans are always way more advanced than a lot of archeologists are able to acknowledge. Some Roman roads are still there, and in use. Our modern roads crack and fall apart after one bad winter.
     
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