Death of a King. In an Egyptian mummy, salty substances are used to dry the skin before the corpse is dressed with ceremonial oils.
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Peruvian Mummies. Archaeologists believe that many Incan mummies, including those of children, were human sacrifices to the the mountain god Apus.
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King Seti I. Mummy of Seti I, an Egyptian king of the 19th dynasty, son of Ramses I (1300 BCE) was discovered in 1881 and is now on display at the Cairo Museum.
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Commemorated in Portrait. This encaustic mummy portrait, done with hot wax and colored pigments, shows a burial from the Hellenistic period in the Egyptian collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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Mummification is the process of preserving a corpse, either intentionally or accidentally, by exposing skin and organs to chemicals or extreme weather conditions, including cold, low humidity, or lack of air.
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