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How Egyptian mummies were really made

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The results of detailed analysis carried out on seven mummies has been compared to the descriptions of mummification written by Herodotus in the 5th century B.C.

Contrary to reports by famous Greek historian Herodotus, the ancient Egyptians probably didn’t remove mummy guts using cedar oil enemas, new research on the reality of mummification suggests.

The ancient embalmers also didn’t always leave the mummy’s heart in place, the researchers added.

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Story: Tia Ghose, LiveScience | Photo: Andrew Wade

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