Date: 3 months ago   Category: History

The myth about emergence of the Egyptian mummies is disproved


Archeologists of the York university in Great Britain have found out that ancient Egyptians have invented mummification long before the beginning of government of Pharaohs (the first dynasty has begun to govern in the 3120th year B.C.) that much earlier, than scientists considered. The Science Alert edition reports about it. Researchers have analysed S mummy. 293 (RCGE 16550) which age is 5500-5700. At the beginning of the 20th century human remains have been bought by the Italian Egyptologist and the director of the museum in Turin Ernesto Schiaparelli, however the mummy was on sale without accompanying documents, and her origin remained to unknown. Was considered that the body was mummified naturally because of hot, dry air of the desert. However in 2014 archeologists have noticed that on fabric in which the mummy has been wrapped up there are traces of the chemicals which are applied to embalming. In a new research experts have carried out radio-carbon dating of fabrics and also the chemical analysis of fabrics by means of mass spectrometry which allows to identify molecules. Results have confirmed availability of the embalming substance which has been made of vegetable oil, wood balm, pitch of a coniferous tree, gum. Besides, traces of the antibacterial means interfering rotting of a mummy have been found. Also it was succeeded to confirm that the body belonging to the man of 20-30 years has undergone mummification about the 3600th year B.C. It 1500 earlier, than originally determined time of emergence of practice of preservation of a body. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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