Egypt has always been known for its centuries-old pyramids, mummified pharaohs, and unsolved mysteries with ancient culture. And again, in Egypt, scientists have made such a discovery. It can change human history itself and force it to think in a new way. Researchers estimate that the process of mummification in Egypt may have been done a thousand years earlier than in ancient Egypt.
Another mysterious discovery
Egypt is such a place in the world, where the excavation work and discovery go on all the time. Even after so much hard work, scientists do not get disappointed, because such things keep on finding such things in the hands of scientists. These are invaluable in the life of human beings. Churna is the bringer of change and exposes a new and mysterious story to the past of human beings.
In a documentary, archaeologists engaged in an excavation in Egypt have said that, based on evidence, it has been found that the history of mummification in Egypt, which is known so far, is the story of making mummies, could be a thousand years earlier. Is. This is revealed in the documentary during the investigation of the tomb in the cemetery of Saqqara. This tomb belongs to a relative of the royal family of the ancient Egyptian kingdom.
World’s oldest mummy?
The remains of a royal family relative were discovered in 2019 and are believed to be much older than the initial estimate. Even this mummy of a royal family relative may be one of the oldest mummies ever found. The remains belong to the Old Kingdom, and this process reflects their progress in preserving carcasses dating back 4,000 years.
Professor Salima Ikram, head of Egyptology at American University in Cairo, told The Observer that “if this is indeed an Old Kingdom mummy, all books about mummification and Old Kingdom history would need to be revised.” That said, these remains would change all previously understood understanding of the evolutionary process of mummification.
The new discovery will question the process of development of mummies and the availability and use of materials from that era, their origin, and trade routes associated with them. The human understanding so far has been questioned or may be completely lost. Change it like that.
Ikram, who starred in the documentary ‘Last Treasures of Egypt,’ told The Observer, “Until now we thought that the mummification of the Old Kingdom was relatively simple, with basic sanitization not always successful, the brain not removed.”, or more rarely, internal organs were removed. Indeed, more attention was paid to the exterior appearance of the deceased than to the interior. Furthermore, the use of resins so far recorded in Old Kingdom mummies is far more limited. This mummy is infused with resins and textiles and gives a completely different impression of mummification.”
Mummy creation in a precise fashion
The documentary will be aired on November 9, and it is believed that many old beliefs about the history of Egypt and the history of mummies will be changed forever. Until now, according to the Smithsonian, mummification is the process of decaying or healing a dead body in which the ancient Egyptians removed all moisture (organs) from the body and left only the body structure dry, which does not deteriorate easily. Religiously symbolic, it was necessary to preserve the dead body as life-form as possible. The technology was so precise and successful that the remains have been in good condition for more than 4,000 years.
The 2700-year-old mummy face
Researchers have recently succeeded in processing 2,023 to 2,797-year-old mummy samples and creating projected faces. Scientists used whole-genome sequencing data to predict each mummy’s ancestry, pigmentation, and facial morphology. Scientists found that their ancestry was more similar to the modern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern individuals than modern Egyptians. The face color on the mummies has been estimated to be light brown, with dark eyes and thick hair.