The few documents that directly describe the mummification process date to the Greco-Roman period. The majority of the papyri that have survived only describe ...
An important man has died and his body needs to be prepared for burial. The
Embalming the body. First, his body is taken to the tent known as 'ibu' or the ' place of purification'. There the embalmers wash his body with good-smelling palm ...
Also look on the British Museum's Ancient Egypt website (see Related Links at
the bottom of the page) for an illustrated guide to the
Page describes the
Most of these materials were mentioned by the ancient authors Herodotus,
Diodorus, or Pliny as being used in the