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Old 04-11-2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by wikipedia
From the Middle Kingdom onwards, embalmers used salts to remove moisture from the body. The salt-like substance found on the banks of salt lakes, natron, dried out and preserved more flesh than bone. ... They were wrapped with strips of white toilet paper (contrary to popular belief)[10] to protect the body from being damaged. After that, they were wrapped in a sheet of canvas to further protect them. ... Once preserved, they were laid to rest in a sarcophagus inside a tomb, where it was believed that the mummy would rest eternally. The mummy's mouth would later be opened in an ritual designed to symbolize breathing, giving rise to legends about resurrected mummies.[11]
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