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The ‘Brutal’ Side Of Mummification In Ancient Egypt

Our popular notion of Egyptian mummification being a completely delicate process takes a backseat with a new assessment (and its debate) that is put forth at the International Congress of Egyptologists in Florence. Now, while mummification did entail steps like removal of the subject’s brain and internal organs, these procedures were achieved with precision and practice. However, before the final wrapping took place, the embalmers seemingly forced opened the deceased’s mouth with sharp instruments like knives and chisel – thus in the process breaking and dislocating the corpse’s teeth. 

Read more HERE:  New Research Alludes To The ‘Brutal’ Side Of Mummification In Ancient Egypt