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  Topic: Herodotus on Egypt
Anpu

Replies: 20
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PostForum: Art and Literature   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:39 pm   Subject: Herodotus on Egypt
Herodotus' writings are one of the best sources of information that we have on many things in ancient Egypt (especially the process of mummification), however it is widely accepted that while we can u ...
  Topic: Hello!
Anpu

Replies: 2
Views: 1554

PostForum: Say Hello   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:27 pm   Subject: Hello!
Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forums - call me Anpu (aka Anubis).

I'm studying the science of Egyptology and just generally love a good natter about the subject Smile
  Topic: Want your body to be mummified when you die?
Anpu

Replies: 13
Views: 10212

PostForum: Mummification   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:14 pm   Subject: Want your body to be mummified when you die?
Bob Brier's project was designed to answer unknown questions about the process of mummification and was a one off - done with a healthy individual that had died of natural causes and had never undergo ...
  Topic: ONLY EGYPTIANS TO HAVE ACCESS TO MUMMIES
Anpu

Replies: 19
Views: 22165

PostForum: Mummification   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:11 pm   Subject: ONLY EGYPTIANS TO HAVE ACCESS TO MUMMIES
With regards to burial, there were generally 3 types;
- pyramids
- mastaba tombs
- pit graves

Only about 20% (the very elite) of society were buried in pyramids or mastaba tombs and everyone els ...
  Topic: Does mummification destroy DNA?
Anpu

Replies: 18
Views: 21100

PostForum: Mummification   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:52 pm   Subject: Does mummification destroy DNA?
Ancient DNA (aDNA) amplification is possible and there are many examples of when it has been done. However, aside from there being a severe lack of available resources, it is a very hard process.

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  Topic: Mummies being used as fuel for trains
Anpu

Replies: 21
Views: 28275

PostForum: Mummification   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:16 pm   Subject: Mummies being used as fuel for trains
It is known that mummies were ground up as a source of bitumen though (as bitumen was a very popular medicinal treatment back in the day), so it is likely that many mummies were lost that way!


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