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Organic chemistry of balms used in the preparation of pharaonic meat mummies

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Dec 17, 2013

Katherine A ClarkRichard Peter Evershed

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The funeral preparations for ancient Egyptian dead were extensive. Tomb walls were often elaborately painted and inscribed with scenes and objects deemed desirable for the afterlife. Votive objects, furniture, clothing, jewelry, and importantly, food including bread, cereals, fruit, jar...read more

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Lipids
Meat
Pistacia
Desiccation
Triterpenes
Mummies
Bos indicus
Cessation of Life
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19
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Organic chemistry of balms used in the preparation of pharaonic meat mummies

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Dec 17, 2013

Katherine A ClarkRichard Peter Evershed

PMID: 24248384

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1315160110

Abstract

The funeral preparations for ancient Egyptian dead were extensive. Tomb walls were often elaborately painted and inscribed with scenes and objects deemed desirable for the afterlife. Votive objects, furniture, clothing, jewelry, and importantly, food including bread, cereals, fruit, jar...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Lipids
Meat
Pistacia
Desiccation
Triterpenes
20
19
5
32

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