Scientists said that the embalming of the dead among the ancient Egyptians began more than 6,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought. Mummification, made famous by the ancient Egyptians, is one of the sciences that has not yet revealed all its secrets. The Egyptians have always said that the spirit that left the body at death will return. And they have not used artificial methods. That is why they were content to bury the dead in craters in the sandy soil of the desert.
Mummification in Ancient Egypt
That kind of science remained one of the secrets of the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt, and we did not even know about it except for what the Greek historian Herodotus said.
He wrote down some methods of mummification during his visit to Egypt in the fifth century B.C, but with the recent findings, we have increased information about that science, especially when the American mission from The American University discovered Cemetery No. 63 in the Valley of the Kings, which contained 8 coffins, including remnants of tools and materials for the mummification process, which was used to preserve the mummy of the golden King Tutankhamen, which opened a big door to reveal his hidden secrets.
The preservation of bodies from decay and decomposition was one of the most important mysteries of the ancient Egyptians, which they desperately kept a secret.
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Throughout the history of Egypt, the Egyptians have always said that the spirit that left the body by death will return. And they haven't used artificial ways. That is why they were content to bury the dead in craters in the sandy land of the desert, They are wrapped in several folds of linen or skin of different animals or with some twigs.
The internal gut helped save the body from corruption and decomposition as it appears In the bodies discovered and contemporary for the period between 8000 - 5000 B.C. This method remained the natural preservation of the bodies unchanged from the beginning of the era the families where they have been on decorating. The bodies are decorated with colored bracelets and wrapped in several successive folds of woven linen.