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Secrets of mummy-making revealed

Secrets of mummy-making revealed
trefwoorden: Duitsland - mummificatie - Egyptenaren - cederhout
A German research team has unraveled the mystery of how the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead, using sophisticated science to track the preservative to an extract of the cedar tree.
CHEMISTS FROM the University of Tübingen and the Munich-based Doerner-Institut replicated an ancient treatment of cedar wood and found it contained a preservative chemical called guaiacol.
"Modern science has finally found the secret of why some mummies can last for thousands of years," Ulrich Weser of the University of Tübingen told Reuters Wednesday.

Lees verder bij: MSNBC News (22 oktober 2003)