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New Evidence on Mummification
Colonial Egyptologists assumed the mummification process was to preserve the body after death. Egyptian mummies, long an object of modern fascination, seem to link us with the ancient past by preserving distinct human form.
But, new evidence asserts mummification is to steer the body towards divinity. The technique was instead a way of transforming dead dignitaries into a shape that the gods would accept.
- The Guardian