How do you make a mummy, and why did we make mummies in the first place?

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Mummy unwrapping brought Egyptology to the public
“Public ‘unwrappings’ of real mummified human remains performed by both showmen and scientists heightened the fascination, but also helped develop the growing science of Egyptology, says a historian.”

Ancient Egyptian Mummification Practices Revisited by New Study
“Brain removal, heart preservation and liquefying organs with cedar oil? These trends in mummification weren’t as prevalent among Egyptian embalmers as previously thought, a new study suggests.”

Saving Chilean mummies from climate change
“At least two thousand years before the ancient Egyptians began mummifying their pharaohs, a hunter-gatherer people called the Chinchorro living along the coast of modern-day Chile and Peru developed elaborate methods to mummify not just elites but all types of community members—men, women, children, and even unborn fetuses.”

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