The old Egyptian Mummy embalming “recipe” revealed
Archaeologists have uncovered new secrets of Ancient egypt, embalming process
A mummy buried in the South of Egypt more than 5000 years ago has revealed its grisly secrets, shedding new light on the prehistoric embalming practices.
Researchers from the Universities of York, Oxford and Warwick in the united kingdom, the Macquarie University in Australia, and the universities of Trento and Turin in Italy to study the mummy, which is housed in the Egyptian Museum in Turin since 1901.
“It is the first time that extensive tests have been carried out on an intact prehistoric mama,” explains the University of York, in a statement. The latest studies back up the researchers ‘ previous findings that embalming was 1500 years earlier than thought.
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The mummy, which is dated to around 3700 to 3500 BC, was thought to have been naturally mummified by Egypt hot, dry desert. However, the scientists, led by the Universities of York, Macquarie found that the mummy had actually been embalmed.
A ‘recipe’ of vegetable oil, heated resin from pine trees, aromatic plant extract, a plant gum/sugar mixed was used for the impregnation of the substances in which the body was wrapped, according to the researchers.
Antibacterial agents have been identified in the mixture. The agents were used in similar proportions to those in the service of the Egyptian embalmers when their skill was at its peak 2,500 years later,” the scientists said.
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A previous study in 2014 found complex embalming agents in linen fragments that were wrapped around the bodies in a prehistoric tomb in Middle Egypt. The most recent research indicates that the “perfume recipe” was used over a larger geographical area than previously thought.
“Have identified is very similar to embalming of the recipes in our previous research on prehistoric graves, this last study provides the first evidence for the wider geographical use of these balms and the first ever unambiguous scientific evidence for the use of embalming on an intact, prehistoric Egyptian mummy,” said archaeological chemist Dr. Stephen Buckley of the University of York.
Ancient Egypt continues to reveal her secrets. A mysterious sphinx, for example, it has been discovered during road works in the Egyptian city of Luxor.
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“By combining chemical analysis with visual examination of body, genetic research, carbon dating and microscopic analysis of the linen wrappings, we confirmed that this ritual mummification process took place around 3600 BC on a man, between the ages of 20 and 30 years old when he died,” said Dr. Jana Jones, an Egyptologist at Macquarie University in a statement.
Archaeologists recently opened a ‘cursed’ ancient black granite sarcophagus. In a separate project, experts also unearthed a 2,200 year old gold coin with the effigy of the old King Ptolemy III, an ancestor of the famous Cleopatra.
Experts in the South of Egypt recently discovered a very rare marble head depicting the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
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In addition, experts in Australia found the battered remains of an ancient priestess in a 2500 year-old Egyptian coffin that was long thought to be empty.
On the other side of the world, a rare ancient artifact effigy of the famous female pharaoh Hatshepsut to the surface in the united kingdom a Wonderful new research also claims that King Tutankhamun may have been a child soldier, which he called the theory he was weak and sickly youth to his mysterious death at around the age of 18 years.
Experts in the united kingdom also found the world’s oldest figurative tattoos on two ancient Egyptian mummies recently, one of the oldest tattooed woman that has ever been discovered.
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Other recent finds include an ancient cemetery in Egypt with more than 40 mummies and a chain with a ‘ message from the hereafter.” An old statue of a Nubian king with an inscription written in Egyptian hieroglyphs was also found at a River temple in Sudan.
Scientists also believe that she may have been the secret of the Great Pyramid near-perfect alignment. Experts are also confident that they have solved the ancient mystery of the screaming mummy.”
In February, archaeologists announced the discovery of a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids. At the end of last year by archaeologists revealed that they had discovered the graves of four children, on an ancient site in Egypt.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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