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Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient EgyptInvestigating the Belfast Mummy$
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Rosalie David and Eileen Murphy

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781800348585

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781800348585.001.0001

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Mummification Methods Used on Takabuti

Mummification Methods Used on Takabuti

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(p.100) Mummification Methods Used on Takabuti
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Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient Egypt
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Robert Loynes

Judith Adams

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800348585.003.0018

Although Egyptian mummies from the Predynastic and Byzantine (or Coptic) periods were natural mummies, those from other eras were usually anthropogenic in type. That is, a specific set of processes was used to preserve the body of the deceased for use in the afterlife.

The contemporary records from ancient Egypt do not contain many details of how mummification/embalming was performed. Limited archaeological evidence – the so-called embalmers’ caches – provides some information about the embalming process. An inscribed text known as the ...

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