mummification


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Synonyms for mummification

a condition resembling that of a mummy

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(pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color

embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy

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A lack of such damage signals that natural or artificial mummification blocked rapid decomposition of a dead body's flesh.
Professor Muhlestein, talking about the discovery of the little girl, said that it appeared to have been an attempt to use the full mummification process.
The mummification team is assisted by a body cleaner, depending on the gender of the deceased, he said.
The charring and possibility that a botched mummification led the body spontaneously combusting shortly after burial was entirely unexpected, something of a revelation in fact.
Dr Nestor Sator, a medico-legal officer at the Central Visayas police crime laboratory, said in a GMA News interview that Zobel's remains was still intact because it had undergone a natural process of mummification.
LEARN about embalming and mummification when a museum lets visitors in after hours.
Those heading to the museum can get a taste of being an embalmer's apprentice, see Greek Hellenistic historical re-enactments or learning about the process of mummification.
The process of mummification in ancient Egypt is displayed together with substances and small implements used in the process.
Following a general discussion of the nature of technological dynamics in ancient Egypt, he presents chapters that focus on specific areas of technological development, including writing, medicine, stone-working, mummification, glass-working, chariot production, and military hardware.
Meanwhile, the unusual micro-climate of Roccapelago resulted in a process of natural mummification so that some 60 of the bodies were perfectly preserved.
50 per child); badge-making; Egyptian collars and crown making; clay amulet making; and Mummification Magic - find out more about the Ancient Egyptian mummification process, using models, puzzles and activity sheets.
He also pioneered studies of Egyptian mummification and contributed to discussions on human origins.
His body is being prepared for this through some sort of mummification I suppose.
SIR - The recent TV documentary, "Mummifying Alan" about the experiment to recreate the Egyptian mummification process was fascinating, although grisly in places.