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How to Make a Modern Mummy the Old Fashioned Way

The way mummies were created in ancient Egypt has puzzled scientists for years, but they were able to figure out the process that made human bodies last for thousands of years. And, thanks to a set of photos published by China Daily, I’m able to present you the making of a mummy:

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The corpse is laid on a special table that helps drain the fluids from the body

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Scientists remove the organs and the brain

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The body is buried in a kind of mineral salt

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The organs are placed in jars filled with balm

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The mummy’s hand, after being removed from the mineral salt

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The mummy is being dabbed with spices

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The mummy is wrapped in cotton sheets

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Ancient incantations are written on the cotton

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And voila, here’s your mummy.

And, as the famous show goes, now you know how it’s made.

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