Volume II Plate 49 - Human remains (male) ~ Mummification is the preservation of a body, either animal or human. The Egyptian mummies were deliberately made by drying the body and eliminating moisture, therefore removing the primary source of decay. They dried the body by using a salt mixture called natron, a natural mixture of sodium carbonate, sodium chloride, and clay. The hot and dry Egyptian climate lent itself well to the mummification process.

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