Yorkshire Ancient Egypt expert unwraps 6,000 year old mummy secret

ANCIENT Egyptians were embalming mummies 1,500 years earlier than previously known - around 6,000 years ago, a Yorkshire based expert revealed today.
It follows tests which for the first time prove the culture's famed burial process was used on a mummy dated c.3700-3500 BC.
The amazing discovery was made by a team including Archaeological chemist and mummification expert Dr Stephen Buckley, from the University of York’s BioArCh facility.
The mummy - housed in the Egyptian Museum in Turin since 1901 - was assumed to have been naturally mummified by the hot, dry desert conditions like its... read more

 
16 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 39
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