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What is it called when it is preserved in hot and dry conditions?
When something is preserved in hot and dry conditions, it is called "mummification". ...
Asked in Ancient Egypt, Mummies
Is the process of mummification also called embalming?
No, these two processes are quite different. Embalming is the process of putting chemicals into a deceased body to preserve it longer. Mummification is a process that is a step more than embalming, and is most known for it's use in Ancient Egypt. Mummification includes the removal of organs, embalming, and wrapping, respectively. This however, is the simplest explanation, or essence, of what mummification is. There are many more steps involved in mummification, but they vary depending on what type of mummification being...
Asked in Ancient History, Ancient Egypt, Mummies
Where did mummification start?
In the Egyptian desert it was observed that some bodies became preserved and did not decay. Eventually it was learned how to duplicate this effect via embalming techniques. Both the natural and the artificial process are called mummification. ...