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Ancient Egypt: 5,600-Year-Old Mummy Reveals Oldest Embalming Recipe

By March 1, 2019Blog
[:en] Among the practices considered as central and iconic pillars of the culture of Kemet, there is mummification. Every single time that we hear the word mummy, we think about Kemet. All the movies with mummy in their name are always talking about that ancient African civilization. But contrary to the popular belief, the concept of mummification in Africa was not invented by the Kemites but by the other Africans who lived inside the continent. But saying that, is not completely true. Because it implies that the Kemites were not related to the other Africans. According to the latest studies, the practice was born in the Sahara around 5600 BC.  The mummy of a child that has been discovered in Uan Muhuggiag, an archaeological site in Libya. Scholars called him the black mummy, because of the results of the analysis of his skull. Dr. Giorgio Manzi of the University of Rome who analyzed it discovered that it was a black child similar to the people who live in the south of the Sahara today. So, black Africans invented mummification in Africa, which should not really surprise us. Especially when we know that the people who later founded Kemet, came from the interior of Africa and settled around the Nile valley.  In other words, it started at least 2000 years before the emergence of the unified

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