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Cultural Dig into Mummification

Title: Cultural Dig into Mummification

Dates: 8000 BCE - 2008 CE

Egypt: 2600 BCE - 364 CE

Chinchorro: 5000 - 2000 BCE

Inca: 1400 - 1533 CE

Anga: Ongoing

Time Period: Prehistoric through Modern


Summary: Mummification isn’t an Egypt-only phenomenon. Many cultures across the world practiced mummification. In fact, mummies can be found on every continent except Antarctica. To appreciate the craftsmanship, the science, and the religious aspects of mummies, we present a global exploration of the process. From the oldest known mummy, found in Fallon, NV to the mummies of the Anga clan in Papua New Guinea who still watch over their tribe. We dig into the various reasons behind the process, discussing the Egyptian beliefs, the Chinchorro culture, and the Inca's ancestral power.


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