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Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian embalming 'recipe' was around for millennia
EurekAlert! ^ | August 15, 2018 | University of York

Posted on 08/21/2018 3:06:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

It is the first time that extensive tests have been carried out on an intact prehistoric mummy, consolidating the researchers' previous findings that embalming was taking place 1,500 years earlier than previously accepted. Dating from c.3700-3500 BC, the mummy has been housed in the Egyptian Museum in Turin since 1901, but unlike the majority of other prehistoric mummies in museums, it has never undergone any conservation treatments, providing a unique opportunity for accurate scientific analysis. Like its famous counterpart Gebelein Man A in the British Museum, the Turin mummy was previously assumed to have been naturally mummified by the desiccating action of the hot, dry desert sand. Using chemical analysis, the scientific team led by the Universities of York and Macquarie uncovered evidence that the mummy had in fact undergone an embalming process, with a plant oil, heated conifer resin, an aromatic plant extract and a plant gum/sugar mixed together and used to impregnate the funerary textiles in which the body was wrapped. This 'recipe' contained antibacterial agents, used in similar proportions to those employed by the Egyptian embalmers when their skill was at its peak some 2,500 years later.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; gebeleinmana; godsgravesglyphs; herbalremedy; turin; turinmummy
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The mummy has been housed in the Egyptian Museum in Turin since 1901. Credit: Dr Stephen Buckley, University of York

The mummy has been housed in the Egyptian Museum in Turin since 1901. Credit: Dr Stephen Buckley, University of York

1 posted on 08/21/2018 3:06:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

Most recently, used to preserve Twinkies.


2 posted on 08/21/2018 3:09:42 PM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Really on a roll...you must be bored.


3 posted on 08/21/2018 3:14:43 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fido969

4 posted on 08/21/2018 3:20:46 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks, SunkenCiv. Your posts are always enlightening.


5 posted on 08/21/2018 3:23:52 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: lonevoice

Fascinating!


6 posted on 08/21/2018 3:27:34 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: SunkenCiv

Did they play foot ball with that?


7 posted on 08/21/2018 3:49:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: SunkenCiv

Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian embalming ‘recipe’ was around for millennia

11 herbs and spices


8 posted on 08/21/2018 4:13:03 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("When they go low, we go spy." - Hillary Clinton campaign slogan)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks SunkinCiv! I love your posts.


9 posted on 08/21/2018 7:16:48 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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To: Inyo-Mono

Thanks!


10 posted on 08/22/2018 12:08:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Fungi

Yeah, I’ve got the roll on the cutting board right now.


11 posted on 08/22/2018 12:11:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Oh, I forgot to ping the list — it just goes to show ya, once again, that people interested in mummies aren’t wrapped too tight.


12 posted on 08/22/2018 12:12:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Flick Lives

I think they were the guest of honor for some food preservation group, were buried to dry out into something like jerky, then no one could find him to dig him up, or just never went back to do it.


13 posted on 08/22/2018 12:23:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Cincinnatus.45-70

Thanks!


14 posted on 08/22/2018 12:23:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Fido969

Do those things spoil anyway?


15 posted on 08/22/2018 12:26:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...

16 posted on 08/22/2018 6:06:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Millennia..............that’s a long time.................


17 posted on 08/22/2018 6:11:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon.......Timelines change. Aug 16)
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To: Red Badger

Millennia..............that’s a long time.................

No, that’s President Trump’s wife.

President Trump....I just love hearing that.


18 posted on 08/22/2018 6:20:26 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

LOL!.....#METOO...................


19 posted on 08/22/2018 6:39:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon.......Timelines change. Aug 16)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hmmm...... no natron?


20 posted on 08/22/2018 8:03:17 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12) Muller..... conspiracy to over throw the government)
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