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Mummification started in Egypt 1,500 years earlier

Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.

The scientific findings of an 11-year study by a researcher in the Department of Archaeology at York, and York’s BioArCh facility, and an Egyptologist from the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University, push back the origins of a central and vital facet of ancient Egyptian culture by over a millennium.

read more Mummification started in Egypt 1,500 years earlier : Archaeology News from Past Horizons.

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This entry was posted on August 14, 2014 by in Archaeology.

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